Feijoas -- A brief orchard history

Beardsworth, Sue; Beardsworth, Roger
August 2008
New Zealand Tree Grower;Aug2008, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p8
The article focuses on feijoa planting in Marlborough, New Zealand. Regular pruning is important for feijoa plants because if left unchecked, all nodes will produce two shoots while apical nodes will produce four. To prevent wind damage during the spring due to strong north west winds, trees were kept small and shelter used is mainly Lombardy poplar. In its fourth year, the trees have yielded an average of 1.8 kilograms, constrained by the hard pruning done earlier. A cooperative is being established by the Nelson Marlborough Feijoa Growers Association to continue to supply the markets that they have established.


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