Guava, Strawberry (Psidium cattleianum)

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Native to Brazil, Strawberry Guava is a heavy producing, drought tolerant, evergreen tree/shrub that bears gorgeous blooms and delicious pink fruits! Strawberry Guava flowers are quite fragrant and a favorite of bees and butterflies. Fruit is deep-reddish pink and has a light strawberry-like flavor. Fruit can be eaten straight off of the bush or made into jam, jelly, drinks, etc...  Seeds are hard, but edible. A nutritious tea can be made from the leaves. 

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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