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Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
 Psidium guajava
Family: Myrtaceae
Tropical Guava, Guajava
Origin: Tropical America
large shrub 5-10 ftsmall tree 10-20 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular waterediblesubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerantarticle availableincuded in CD catalog

The Guava is well known throughout the tropics, many people are familiar with it because of the large number of products made from this aromatic fruit. The plant is well distributed throughout the tropics and subtropics. This is a low growing tree up to 25 feet high and about the same spread. The bark is an attractive reddish brown and peels off revealing smooth gray bark beneath. The large coarse opposite leaves have prominent veins and young wood often is four-angled or winged. Trees flower and fruit throughout most of the year. Flowers are usually white and about an inch across with many stamens. Fruit size and shape is variable from 2 to 4 inches across, from round to oblong and even pear-shaped. Guavas typically have very thin skins, easily bruised, so they have to be handled carefully when being shipped. In shape, size and other characteristics, the fruits of the numerous varieties are extremely variable. In color, the skin may be greenish white, yellowish, or pink. Flesh color inside ranges from light to dark pink or white with the pink-fleshed varieties having less acid than the white-fleshed. In flavor, varieties range from sweet to tart, all with the characteristic musky flavor and odor of the guava more or less pronounced. Most varieties bear many seeds embedded in the soft pulp of the center, there are a few varieties that are almost seedless.

Upon ripening, the fruit becomes soft and juicy. It may be eaten fresh, made into a juice or nectar contain fruit pulp, or made into preserves, jam, jelly, or paste. A distinctive, savory-fresh aroma of fruit is thermostable, thus survives processing. The guava is an excellent source of vitamins C and A.

Guava is a good tropical fruit tree not fussy on the soil quality, and produces fruit year after year. It is relatively cold hardy. Mature trees freeze at about 29 F, but young plants can be injured by light frost. Tropical Guava should be protected from extreme salt spray. Once established, it withstands drought well, but fruits better when watered on a regular schedule. The trees are rapid growers and start fruiting in 2-3 years from seed, however for specific varieties grafting is necessary as they don't come true from seed. Guavas are fast growers and heavy feeders, and benefit from regular applications of fertilizer.

Guava can make a nice container fruiting specimen, plants start blooming and producing fruit when they are as small as 1 gal pot size. It responds well to pruning and can be kept in compact bushy shape. In fact, Guava is probably the most popular container fruit tree among tropical plant growers.


 
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Fruiting in 3 gal container

Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Fruiting in 7 gal container
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava variegata
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Fruiting in 3 gal container
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Guajava White Ball
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava Ruby
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava Golden
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava Golden
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Fruiting in 7 gal container
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava variegata
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava variegata
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava variegata
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava
Psidium guajava variegata
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava


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   2673 Psidium guajava (Red fruit) - seeds
Tropical Guava, Guajava. It is a good tropical fruit tree not fussy on the soil quality, and produces fruit year after year.

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Per pack: 12 seedsBACKORDER - add to wish list   
   3680 Psidium guajava - Cuban Guava (White fruit)
Tropical Guava, rare variety, white flesh fruit. Guava is a good tropical fruit tree not fussy on the soil quality, and produces fruit year after year. It is relatively cold hardy. Requires regular watering. Great container plant, will fruit in a pot in small size.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
3 gal potBACKORDER - add to wish list   
   1181 Psidium guajava - Guava Barby Pink (Ruby Supreme), 3 gal
Tropical Guava. Inspite of its common name, the tree is very cold hardy for a tropical fruit. It takes light freeze with no damage. Very reliable, heavy producer. Will fruit in container. See photo of fruiting plant in container.
Guava is a good tropical fruit tree not fussy on the soil quality, and produces fruit year after year. It is relatively cold hardy. Requires regular watering.

This item is certified for shipping to California.
3 gal pot, very large plant5 plant(s) in stock
44.95  
 
   4108 Psidium guajava - Guava Ruby Supreme (Barbie Pink), 1 gal
Tropical Guava. In spite of its common name, the tree is cold hardy for a tropical fruit. It takes light freeze with no damage. Very reliable, heavy producer. Will fruit in container. See photo of fruiting plant in container.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
3gal pot5 plant(s) in stock
39.95  
 
   4360 Psidium guajava - Guava Viet Nam
Tropical Guava - Guava Viet Nam. Rare variety, white flesh fruit with many small seeds. Crunchy fruit has an excellent sweet flavor; it is round in shape, and can grow up to 6in. The plant can be trimmed to be kept small to grow in pot.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
3 gal pot,BACKORDER - add to wish list   
   4339 Psidium guajava - Indonesian White Guava
Rare variety of Tropical Guava from Indonesia. Round fruit with white flesh.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
1 gal pot, small plantBACKORDER - add to wish list   
   4337 Psidium guajava - Kilo White Guava
Kilo White Guava. The fruit is very large (up to a kilogramm, hence the variety name), round, contains few seeds, and has soft white flesh when ripe. Guava is a good tropical fruit tree not fussy on the soil quality, and produces fruit year after year. It is relatively cold hardy. Requires regular watering. Great container plant, will fruit in a pot in small size.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
3 gal pot2 plant(s) in stock
44.95  
 
   4208 Psidium guajava - Peruvian White Guava
Peruvian White Guava. The fruit is large, contains few seeds, and has soft white flesh when ripe. Guava is a good tropical fruit tree not fussy on the soil quality, and produces fruit year after year. It is relatively cold hardy. Requires regular watering. Great container plant, will fruit in a pot in small size.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
3 gal pot2 plant(s) in stock
39.95  
 
   4429 Psidium guajava - Peruvian White Guava, 1 gal
Peruvian White Guava. The fruit is large, contains few seeds, and has soft white flesh when ripe. Guava is a good tropical fruit tree not fussy on the soil quality, and produces fruit year after year. It is relatively cold hardy. Requires regular watering. Great container plant, will fruit in a pot in small size.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
1 gal potBACKORDER - add to wish list   
   4218 Psidium guajava - Thai White Guava
Thai White Guava. It is a large, crunchy guava containing few seeds. Guava is a good tropical fruit tree not fussy on the soil quality, and produces fruit year after year. It is relatively cold hardy. Requires regular watering. Great container plant, will fruit in a pot in small size.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
3 gal potBACKORDER - add to wish list   
   3635 Psidium guajava Golden - seeds
Rare variety of Tropical Guava from Ecuador with a small 2" fruit that is bright yellow and has very sweet aromatic white pulp. This variety is valued in South America and is the best one for eating out of hand.The skin is very thin and the pulp is soft. Delicious treat!
Ordering seeds info

 
Per pack: 6 seeds1 Pack(s) in stock
Last one
3.95  
 
   3596 Psidium guajava Indonesia (White fruit) - seeds
Rare variety of Tropical Guava from Indonesia. Round fruit with white flesh.
Ordering seeds info

 
Per pack: 6 seedsIn stock
2.95  
 
   3636 Psidium guinense Guyana (Pearshape) - seeds
Guyana Guava. Pear shape fruit with pink flesh. Rare variety of Tropical Guava.
Plant seeds 1/2" deep in well draining potting mix, keep warm, damp and in bright light.

Ordering seeds info

Per pack: 6 seedsIn stock
2.95  
 


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