What month do you prune feijoa trees in NZ?

The best time to prune feijoas is after fruiting has finished, which is, depending upon which varieties you are growing, late March, early April. In frost prone regions you are better to wait until early spring before pruning.

How do you prune a feijoa plant?

Feijoas don’t mind a good prune but make sure you do it after they have finished fruiting. This is often in late autumn or early winter. Use Hoselink’s 2-in-1 Hedge Shears to cut back up to a third of the growth. Use the Hoselink Loppers for any of the thicker branches.

How do you prune a tree NZ?

Prune in late Spring as soon as they finish flowering. Don’t prune too late in the growing season or during Winter as you may remove flower buds, decreasing the amount of flowers for the next Spring.

How do I grow bigger feijoas?

A. We recommend feeding your feijoa tree with Tui NovaTec Premium Fertiliser which is high in potassium to sweeten the fruit. Pruning your tree regularly once fruiting has finished will result in bigger fruit. You will get less fruit next year, but the fruit will be bigger in the long run with continued pruning.

Why is my feijoa not fruiting?

Do the trees look healthy i.e. plenty of healthy green growth and are there any flowers? The most common reasons for no fruit aside from the trees being too young (they take 2-3 years to fruit) is inadequate pollination or poor tree health.

Can I grow a feijoa tree from a cutting?

Growing feijoa from cuttings Take semi-hardwood cutting of around 10 to 15cm in length in late summer. Dip the cut end into a cutting hormone and then place in a pot of propagating mix. Keep warm and slightly moist.

What should I feed my feijoa tree?

Feijoas like lots of food. Feed with high nitrogen NPK fertiliser in late winter and well rotted animal manure in autumn, and make sure you provide good drainage for them. If you want a higher yield, plant a few more in the same location and plant two of the same variety.

Why is my feijoa tree not fruiting?

When should you prune fruit trees in NZ?

Most experts say that you can prune in summer and winter, but it takes a particular set of circumstances to pull this off. If you are going to prune in winter, then aim for July through August, or before the buds begin to swell. Alternatively, consider summer pruning once the tree has finished fruiting.

What month do you prune?

After “how?”, the second most-asked question we get about pruning is “when?” (Or, “Can I prune this now?”) The rule of thumb is to prune immediately after bloom for flowering shrubs, in late winter or early spring for non-blooming shrubs (particularly for heavy pruning), and not after mid-August for any shrubs.

What is the best fertilizer for feijoa trees?

Feijoa trees usually fruit two years after planting, and should be fed regularly from spring to late summer to ensure a healthy tree and bumper harvest. Use Tui NovaTec Premium fertiliser for best results in both garden beds and pots and containers.

Do feijoas like coffee grounds?

– Coffee grounds (which are a good carbon source). Use a fork to work coffee grounds in lightly as, if you leave them as a layer on top, they’ll form a hard cake and water won’t be able to permeate. – Grass clippings (best around citrus and subtropicals like feijoas as grass can seed in your garden too).