Mexico & Central America
A small tree, with spreading branches, the guava is easy to recognize because of its smooth, thin, copper-colored bark that flakes off, showing the greenish layer beneath; and also because of the attractive, "bony" aspect of its trunk which may in time attain a diameter of 25 cm.
The guava thrives in both humid and dry climates. In India, it flourishes up to an altitude of 3,280 ft (1,000 m. Older trees, killed to the ground, have sent up new shoots which fruited 2 years later. The guava requires an annual rainfall between 40 and 80 in (1,000-2,000 mm) is said to bear more heavily in areas with a distinct winter season than in the deep Tropics
- Plants grown from Tissue culture are very healthy and have disease resistant
- Fruit harvesting will be after 1 year of planting
- Yellowish green color fruit with inside red color
- Fruit Size Medium- 200 gms to 400 gms
- Less seeds more pulp.
- Very sweet in taste.
Guavas are rich in dietary fiber and vitamin C, with moderate levels of folic acid. Having a generally broad, low-calorie profile of essential nutrients, a single common guava fruit contains about four times the amount of vitamin C as an orange. However, nutrient content varies across guava cultivars.
Good for a Garden, Farm & Bonsai
In a pot, you will need to water the plant everyday during the summers and can cut down a bit during winters. Make sure this has a drainage hole at the bottom. For trees planted directly in the garden, you an water it once in 2-3 days for it to develop strong roots. Fertilise in the summer season only.