Widely planted and naturalized in its native tropical America and in many other warm regions of the world, this tender evergreen shrub or small tree is prized for its delicious yellow-skinned, pink- or yellow-fleshed fruits, which are wonderful fresh and in preserves and juices. Ripening from fall into winter, the fragrant, round to pear-shaped, apple-sized, seedy fruits are preceded in early summer by mildly fragrant white flowers that have a boss of central stamens. Plants are self-fruitful, requiring no companion plants for fruit set. Attractive ribbed elliptic leaves are copper-tinged upon emergence. The flaking copper-colored bark adds further all-season interest.
This warmth-loving plant prefers ample sun and well-drained acidic to alkaline soil. It needs warm but not overly hot summers – give it partial shade if necessary to protect it from excessive heat. Use it in tropical gardens or in a warm humid greenhouse. It is considered a noxious exotic weed in Hawaii and other areas. (source: learn2grow.com)
The guava seems indiscriminate as to soil, doing equally well on heavy clay, marl, light sand, gravel bars near streams, or on limestone; and tolerating a pH range from 4.5 to 9.4. It is somewhat salt-resistant. Good drainage is recommended but guavas are seen growing spontaneously on land with a high water table–too wet for most other fruit trees.
Genus - Psidium
Species - Guajava
Common name - Guava
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 10 - 15
Height - 10'-30' / 3.0m - 9.1m
Spread - 10'-25' / 3.0m - 7.6m
Plant type - Tree
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Partial Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Loam, Well Drained
Water requirements - Average Water
Landscape uses - Container, Edible, Fruit / Fruit Tree, Hedges, Houseplant, Screening / Wind Break
Germination rate - 80%
Bloom season - Late Spring, Early Summer
Leaf / Flower color - Olive, Dark Green / White
|Germination||While germinating guava seeds you should keep seeds indoors in moist soil. |
Plant seeds between 1 - 1 ½ cm deep in soil, and water well.
This variety is very easy to grow, and will normally take approximately 2 weeks to germinate.