- Planting & Care
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Fruitscaping with Tropical Guava
Tropical guava Psidium guajava is a popular fruit in most Latin american countries It is prized for it honey sweet flavor. The juice is used to flavor fruit drinks, made into jams and candies. Tropical guava is one of the easiest fruit trees to grow in the tropical regions of zones 9b through 11. The trees fruit year round in these regions and are a wonderful evergreen fruiting tree to add to the landscape. Fast growers, they can easily reach 10-15 foot in height and make an excellent privacy hedges are ornamental small trees. The bark on the trunk peels with age reveling a beautiful mottled coloration. Large delicately petaled white flowers are faintly fragrant. For growers in colder regions this fruit tree is still possible to grow. In the marginal zones of 9a the trees need covering on nights that fall below 29F and if damaged in a hard freeze will often return from the roots to fruit the following year. Far northern fruit growers can still enjoy this tropical fruit by growing in containers. Tropical guavas adapt easily to container culture often fruiting the first year planted.
- Starter Fertilizer: Plant with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This will increase root mass and help avoid transplant loss in difficult planting conditions.
- Fertilizer to Maintain: Our varieties of Guava Trees work great with Espoma Organic Citrus-tone Fertilizer.
Fruitscaping with Pineapple Guava
Pineapple guavas are an outstanding privacy hedge. They grow to approximately 18 feet tall. We use them as a fruitful border across the back and side of the nursery. If you come visit you can see how great they work.
When lightly pruned, they develop into graceful small trees. They can also be trimmed into bold, short hedges or tall thick privacy screens. The misty blue-green foliage blends well with the tropical broad leaves of the Loquat and Citrus trees for a truly edible tapestry hedge.
Additional Info on Pineapple Guava
Pineapple guava Acca sellowiana is a fruit that originated from Brazil. Although not a true guava, it’s fruit so closely resembles guava it is a wonderful substitute. Some varieties of this cold-hardy fruit can be grown as far north as zone 7b. The trees are evergreen, with striking blue- green leaves that are silvery white underneath. Plants bloom in May and are covered with small orchid-like pink and crimson blooms. The fleshy pink petals are a delicious treat and have a sweet flavor and texture that melts in your mouth like cotton candy. By September the plum-shaped fruit are ready to eat and are harvested when they fall to the ground. Simply slice open and scoop out the delectable creamy white flesh. The flavor is considered to be the best in the world by many true guava lovers! Use fresh in fruit salad or make guava jelly and jam. It’s tangy pineapple flavor also lends it self nicely to marinades and meat glazes.Pineapple guavas are one of the easiest, most problem free fruits you can grow – a little care will go a long way with this tree. Pineapple guavas need cross-pollination – be sure to get at least 2 plants.
We’re so sorry… but due to agricultural restrictions we cannot ship any plants outside of the United States, or to the states of California, Hawaii and Alaska. Also, citrus trees cannot be shipped outside of the state of Florida.
Unpacking Your Plants Guide: Prior to receiving our plants, please click this link to read our Unpacking Your Plants Guide to get to know the steps to keeping your plant healthy after receiving it.
We do NOT ship bare root: Our trees are shipped in the same exact containers they are grown in, for the most healthy transition. The plants are watered well before they are packed and wrapped in a shipping bag to ensure they stay moist during transit. It’s as if you came and picked them up right from our nursery yourself!
Why do we not offer free shipping? At Just Fruits, we price all of our plants online exactly as we do in the nursery. Therefore, the shipping cost is simply what it costs for us to get your order from the nursery to you. Many competitors may increase the plants’ prices in order to hide shipping costs… we do not do that. We want our customers to see exactly what the plant costs are, separate from what the shipping costs are. That way if you decided to come visit the nursery to pick up your plants instead, you would know how much you save in shipping.
Weather Watching: We now ship all year round! However, we do watch for extreme weather. If there is extremely cold or hot weather expected around your shipment date and on your path of shipment, we will contact you and notify you that we plan to hold the shipment for the next possible shipping date with better conditions. If you ask us to still ship it, through the conditions, we will not be responsible for any damage caused to the plant & UPS will not refund any claims. We love our plants, and do not want to see them die, so we would rather wait until it’s the right time to ship it, than risk losing a plant in transit.