The Tropical Guava is easy to grow and have been valued for thousands of years. Very versatile form informal hedges to container plants to standalone feature tree.
Tasty fruit eaten fresh or use for jams, juices or cooking.
Guavas are rich in vitamin C.
Great as a feature specimen.
A healthy tree in good soil should produce 3-50 kg of fruit per year.
Fruits after 2 or 3 years.
The guava originates from an area extending from Mexico through Central America into South America.
It is more cold hardy than its name suggests, is easy to grow and has attractive foliage, fluffy white flowers over a long period and produces abundant sweet, juicy fruit.
Small open branched tree. Mature trees have attractive bark, which is smooth, thin, mottled green or reddish brown. Evergreen, large leaves of a dull mid green colour. Prominent veins on the underside. Leaves turn attractive maroon colour in cooler climates.
Fruit is a round-oval-pear-shape and from 5-9 cm long. The skin colour is usually yellow and their flesh can be from a white-yellow-rose-red colour. The flesh contains juicy pulp and soft edible seeds.