How to grow Lemon Guava

Lemon Guava growing tree of the genus Psidium and also known as Peruvian guava, Lemon Guava perennial evergreen plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Flower color is white 1.5-3 cm.

Lemon Guava flower

Fruit color can be yellow-green the inner part of the fruit is white to yellow, the seeds are also edible as part of the fruit, the size of the fruit can be 1-4 cm.

Lemon Guava is yellow strawberry guava.

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How to grow Lemon Guava growing and care:

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive, invasive

Planting season:
All year, in colder climate in spring

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Cut the tree in a way that it will be easy to cover it

Size of the plant?
1-5 m, 3-15 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring and sometimes can be also in autumn

General information about the flower
White flowers 1.5-3 cm

Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning some of the flowers, because if there is too much fruit the fruits will be small, small fruit it’s a lot of seeds less flesh

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer and sometimes can be also in winter

Fruits pests or diseases:
Fruit fly mediterranean, birds

What can be done with big quantities of Lemon Guava fruits?
Eaten raw, jam, juice, cakes

Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover the tree with net for the bird and put something for the fruit fly, collect all the fruit that fall on the ground

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-3 years

Scientific name:

Psidium littorale

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone