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Feijoa - Acca sellowiana cold hardiness?
« on: September 11, 2017, 11:36:22 PM »
I'm in zone 7b and im wondering if feijoa can thrive in my area?

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Re: Feijoa - Acca sellowiana cold hardiness?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 12:55:10 AM »
Mine survived 3 frosts without protection. 29 degrees 30 degrees and 31 degrees the same year.  Other plants died back and the feijoa LAUGHED at mother nature.

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Re: Feijoa - Acca sellowiana cold hardiness?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 12:55:18 PM »
I don't know how cold hardy they are but I would say very.   I have seen pictures of them growing in snow!  They are popular in Russia for this reason.

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Re: Feijoa - Acca sellowiana cold hardiness?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 01:12:58 PM »
Mine have survived -8 Celsius. But others have died in winters with more snow and longer frosts. Not necessarily colder, but just longer frost periods. It is the snow that kills them. If you have a way to get the snow off their leaves quickly they may even take more frost.
And plants with their roots deep in the ground come back after hard frosts. Plants in pots have no thermal mass to protect their roots and they die at -8 Celsius
Hope that helps
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Re: Feijoa - Acca sellowiana cold hardiness?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 11:44:53 PM »
I lived in Hampton, VA, zone 7b/8a.  I grew it. The norfolk, VA botanical garden grew it as a hedge.

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Re: Feijoa - Acca sellowiana cold hardiness?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 08:38:20 PM »
Just saw some Feijoa planted out outside of Zion National Park in Utah. Pretty surprised to see it all the way out there. Looking at USDA map thats from 5b-7b.

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Re: Feijoa - Acca sellowiana cold hardiness?
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2017, 10:27:35 PM »
There are reports from France: -12 C is ok, and there is some people saying they can resist -15C but I would say no, just -11C or -12C.

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Re: Feijoa - Acca sellowiana cold hardiness?
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2017, 05:47:27 PM »
My two Feijoa seedling plants, planted in ground three years ago, survived this last winter with a very cold January, and passive protection only. This January 2017, minimum temperatures between -10C (14F) and -18C (0F) were officially measured on 14 nights. I intend to write a thread about passive frost protection.

 

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