Grow a taste of the tropics! Tropical guava make a fantastic container plant, often fruiting year round. Guava fruit is excellent in smoothies, jellies and home made pop overs. This beautiful, tropical tree adds a unique touch to any landscape. Originating in Mexico and Central America, the tree has dark green, oval leaves and produces an array of stunning white and yellow flowers throughout the summer months. These Guava will grow to a height of 6-8 feet. Unpruned trees will flower during October. Trees that have been pruned will usually flower 10-12 weeks after pruning. The flowers are self fertile. The tree is drought tolerant, but will produce more fruit if watered and fed regularly. It will easily adapt to most soil conditions and enjoys full sunlight. Guavas thrive in areas with hot summers and cool winters, and can tolerate temperatures up to 44’C (110’F). The guava fruit is round to pear-shaped and can grow between 2-4 inches long. When ripe the rind softens and is edible. The inner flesh creamy white in colour and has a soft, pulpy texture. The fruit have a delicious sweet flavour and pleasant aroma. No chill hours required means in warmer climates or indoors, the fruit will ripen year-round, but it may be picked while green and allowed to ripen at room temperature. Mature green fruit will stay fresh for up to five weeks in a temperature between 8-10’C (46–50’F). You can speed up the ripening process by placing the guava in a brown paper bag along with an apple or banana. Once the fruit begins to ripen it will change colour.
Chill Hours Required: We recommend all plants are given natural cycles of lower temps and shorter days for their blossom timings and maturity.