Guava Trees are a tropical fruit tree well suited to the home garden. Producing a sweet, fragrant fruit ranging in size from a large walnut to that of a small orange.
And here we are talking about the tropical Guava, Psidium guajava.
A number of 'Seedless Guava’ tree varieties are now being offered by nurseries. The ‘Indonesian Seedless’ is one. When you cut it open the center of the fruit is a small cavity where the seeds would normally be found.
Other seedless varieties are around, some have fewer seeds, others vary a little as the number they have depending on the season.
Look for grafted plants for best results and consistent fruit quality.
Guava trees are a semi - deciduous tree native to tropical America. The Allahabad or White Guava and The Cherry Guava are two varieties popular with the home gardener.
VarietiesGuava tree varieties and cultivars include :
- Beaumont - A popular variety with pink flesh.
- Detwiler - The only yellow fleshed variety
- Hong Kong Pink (one of he best for the home garden),
- Mexican Cream - One of the commercial varieties that is suited to the home garden.
- Kilo White Guava - White flesh and very few seeds
- Peruvian White Guava - White flesh, large fruit and few seeds.
- Thai White - White flesh and very few seeds, crisp and crunchy texture.
- Ruby Supreme - Pear-shaped, yellow skinned guavas with thick skin and pink flesh.
- Red Indian. - Pink to red flesh.
- Red Malaysian.
- Ruby X.
- Sweet White Indonesian. -Crisp white flesh.
- White Indian.
- White Seedless.
- Indonesian Seedless - Seedless or almost seedless
Propagation of commercial varieties is by grafting.
Growing Guava from Seeds
Seeds are best planted in containers in a fine potting mix. Plant Guava seeds around 1/2 inch deep. They need warmth, moisture and good light to germinate. In cooler climates use a heated propagating tray.
Guava trees are available for sale from the following specialist nurseries.
GARDINO NURSERY Rare & Unusual Plants
Tropical plant nursery that specializing in a wide variety of rare and unusual plants. Shipping is available to retail and wholesale customers nationwide. Our site also contains lots of useful information on a variety of tropical plants (over 500 varieties) and a gardening guide.www.gardinonursery.com