The guava tree is an interesting plant with mottled greenish bark and long 3 to 7 inch serrated leaves. Guava trees produce white, 1-inch flowers that yield to small round, oval or pear-shaped fruits.
Common name: Guava
Flower colours: White-Yellow
Bloom time: Winter or cooler season
Height: 20 to 30 feet
Difficulty: Easy to grow
Planting and care
Cuttings and layering are more often used as propagation methods for guava fruit trees. You can grow them on a balcony or on the terrace but prune regularly to maintain the height. The plant should get enough sunlight.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temperature: 80 degrees F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for Psidium guajava
- The tree should be planted in well-drained soil where its roots have room to spread.
- Fertilize growing guavas every one to two months while young and then three to four times per year as the tree matures.
- Guava trees need a high amount of nitrogen, phosphoric acid and potash, along with some magnesium for maximum fruit production.
- An example is a formula of 6-6-6-2, worked into soils just prior to the onset of the growing season and then evenly spaced out three times during the growth period.
- Pruning should be done when it grows excess.
- Look for pest attack and apply cure accordingly.