I have a feijoa tree about 4ft tall and loads of flowers when they start to fruit they always fall off. any ideas please. ive had it now for 7 years to no avail??
You're lucky to keep it alive Johanna - I've failed miserably to grow one from seed - they have always died on me over the first winter!
I think it will need a very sheltered position in full sun to fruit outside in the UK - against a south-facing wall would likely be your best bet. I think they do well in conservatories.
From what Johanna said I was assuming that the fruits were falling off before they'd grown
johanna bolland wrote (see)
.......... when they start to fruit they always fall off......
- I thought it might possibly be a pollination problem
Or being grown in a position without enough sun or shelter - they are a tropical plant after all.
Thanks for the repys yes they fall off before maturing. it is in a windy garden as i live in the middle of the countryside with fields all around and i live on a corne rplot. i will have to mov eit but waht time of the year should i do it?. thanks Jo
Whereabouts (roughly) do you live Johanna? Most of the things I've read about Feijoa say the fruit only has a chance of maturing in the south of the UK, so if you are elsewhere I'd be tempted to leave it and just enjoy the flowers. Being an evergreen means it might be risky to move it, but the time I'd attempt that would be in the Autumn.