Beautiful small trees, make excellent hedging or speciment trees. Prolific fruit yeild much liked by birds, also excellent for tasting off the tree or in jams and baking. Some varieties more cold resistant than others
Several Varieties available.
Red - The hardiest of the guavas, with little red fruit ripening in May/June. Excellent for breakfast fruit salad and guava jelly or wine. These fruit are super high in Vitamin C and are companions for citrus which means their place in a subtropical orchard is really on the edge with the citrus. Relatively hardy and wind resistant.
Giant Red - Similar to the red guava, but with much larger fruit that is reputed to grow to the size of golf balls. Ours haven't made it to that size yet, but are very big and prolific. The trees have larger, more rounded leaves and make very good hedging.
Yellow - Similar to the red guavas except they are a little bigger and sweeter. They need a frost-free spot to crop well, and like other guavas require plenty of moisture in autumn.
Subtropical (Psidium guajava) - These are the large South African guavas, some are pink and some are yellow, and all are delicious. They can be eaten fresh but are best stewed or preserved. Like many other subtropical fruits, they ripen in winter, so need warmth then to be sweet. Plant in full sun in a warm spot and they will do really well. THESE ARE CURRENTLY IN PROPAGATION AND WILL BE AVAILABLE SUMMER 2019
Thai - A variety of tropical guava. Produces big round guavas that have pinky white flesh. They are usually eaten when still crunchy and slightly under-ripe and can be dipped in sugar and chili powder. The plant grows well here in the north, but I can't find any information on its frost hardiness. Best grown in a warm sheltered spot and fertilised well. 3m. THESE ARE CURRENTLY IN PROPAGATION AND WILL BE AVAILABLE SUMMER 2019
White - Another variety of the tropical guava, and probably the nicest of the lot. The tree produces big sweet juicy guavas that melt in your mouth. Easily grown in a warm sheltered spot. Fertilise well. 3m
GUAVA - Psidium Sp