Evergreen – Never Sheds All of Its Foliage.
Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Frost Sensitive – Will Get Damaged and Possibly Killed During Periods of Frost.
Low Watering – Requires Little Water.
Low Maintenance – Requires little maintenance.
Pruning Required – Needs to be Pruned.
Non Indigenous – Exotic to South Africa.
The leaves are oval and blunt and feather-veined.
The fruit is oval in shape and green to yellow in colour. The flesh inside ranges from white, yellow, pink or red in colour and contains yellowish seeds.
Guavas grow well in any kind of soil but they prefer well-drained soil.
Guavas can be planted at any time of the year, but the warmer months are better. Plant the young tree 2 to 3m apart. Add some compost and manure.
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Companion planting options for guava trees include Citrus trees. Chives. Marigold. Comfrey and Borage.
Guavas contain 4 times more fibre than a pineapple and 4 times more vitamin C than an orange.
Solitary white flowers about 3 cm in diameter.
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Diseases: Rust, leaf spot and anthracnose.
Pests: Fruit flies
They give fruit 2 years after planting them.
An evergreen shrub or small tree grown for its fruits. It has oval leaves which are smooth on the upper surface and hairy on the lower surface. Guava produces solitary white flowers and berry fruit. The fruit is oval in shape and green to yellow in colour. The flesh inside ranges from white, yellow, pink or red in colour and contains yellowish seeds.
Botanical Pronunciation: Psid·i·um gua·ja·va.
Psidium guajava requirements and features
Requires moderate maintenance.