Guava, Lemon (Psidium littorale)

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The Lemon Guava, also commonly called Cattley Guava, is a small sub-tropical fruit tree.  It abundantly produces sweet lime-green to golden-yellow guava fruit. The petite fruit, range in size from 4-8cm, and have a delicious blend of lemony guava flavor and aroma.  Lemon Guavas are mainly eaten raw but can also be cooked. The pulp is often used in fruit salads, smoothies, or in a marinade.  Lemon guavas, like most guava varieties, contain a high amount of vitamin A and folate. It also contains vitamins C (even greater amounts are in the skin) and B-complex vitamins as well as minerals like potassium.

Lemon Guava trees are excellent producers, fast-growing, and are an excellent design element for an edible landscape.  Well-suited for growing in a container and grows successfully as a potted plant in northern zones.  Somewhat drought tolerant!

Plant Type:
Subtropical/Tropical Fruit Tree, Shrub

Harvest Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall

Mature Size:
Lemon Guavas will grow up to 6-15 ft. on average, whereas Strawberry Guavas can reach up to 25 ft.  Cattley Guava tree/shrub size is easily managed, making it very suitable for containers or even growing indoors.  

Soil & Moisture:
Rich, moist, well-draining soil

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade 

Self-Fertile: 
Yes 

Growth Rate: 
Fast, Medium

Zone Hardiness: 
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation:
Medium Pot Size: Grown from seed and capable to produce in 2 years.
X-Large Pot Size: Capable to produce within 1 year.

 

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