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

Purple guava for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Requirements for 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 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

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