Guava, Amrud, Psidium Guajava ( Grafted ) - Plant
Description for Guava, Amrud, Psidium Guajava ( Grafted )
It bears attractive bright pink flowers, as opposed to the boring creamish white flowers of the usual guava. The guava tree is an interesting plant with mottled greenish bark and long 3 to 7 inch serrated leaves. Guava trees produce white, 1-inch flowers that yield to small round, oval or pear-shaped fruits.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Psidium guajava||White-Yellow||Winter or cooler season||20 to 30 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Growing guava from seed may not produce a fruiting tree for up to eight years and the plants are not true to the parent. Therefore, cuttings and layering are more often used as propagation methods for guava fruit trees.
You can grow them on a balcony or on the terrace but prune regularly to maintain the height. The plant should get enough sunlight.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||Well-drained soil||Medium||80 degrees F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Guava
- The tree should be planted in well-drained soil where its roots have room to spread.
- Fertilize growing guavas every one to two months while young and then three to four times per year as the tree matures.
- Guava trees need a high amount of nitrogen, phosphoric acid and potash, along with some magnesium for maximum fruit production.
- An example is a formula of 6-6-6-2, worked into soils just prior to the onset of the growing season and then evenly spaced out three times during the growth period.
- Pruning should be done when it grows excess.
- Look for pest attack and apply cure accordingly.
Typical uses of Guava
Special features: Fruits
Culinary use: Jams and jellies
Ornamental use: NA
Medicinal use: Used in Ayurvedic preparations.