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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Feijoa
Feijoa sellowiana

The feijoa, or "pineapple guava", as it is sometimes called, is an evergreen bushy shrub 3-20 feet in height, originating from South America. The pulpy fruit is green, olive-sized, and ellipsoid-shaped. It has a slightly tart taste, and is not fully ripe until it falls to earth in autumn.


Fruits in Warm Climates. Julia F. Morton, Miami, FL: 1987.

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