How to grow Purple guava

Purple guava growing tree of the genus Psidium also known as Psidium rufum, Purple guava perennial evergreen plant, grow in mediterranean, subtropical, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Flower color white with five petal.

Leaves color purple in elliptic shape.

Purple guava fruits

Fruit the taste and the smell very unique, color can be: purple, size of the fruit can be 4-6 cm

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How to grow Purple guava growing and care:

Hard prune every 2 years

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Fruit very sensitive to pests

Planting season:
All year, in colder climate in spring to autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Every two years need major prune (after this the fruit become larger)

Size of the plant?
2-8 m, 6-24 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer (some cultivars all year round)

General information about the flower
White flowers

Pollination is done by:

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Fruit fly, birds

What can be done with big quantities of Purple guava fruits?
Eat raw, Juice

Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover with net or traps for fruit fly

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-4 year

Scientific name:

Psidium rufum

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone