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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??

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,889

    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.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 65,492

    image 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 image

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,889

    Or being grown in a position without enough sun or shelter - they are a tropical plant after all. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • 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

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,889

    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.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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