Guava, Amrud, Psidium Guajava ( Grafted ) - Plant
Description for Guava, Amrud, Psidium Guajava ( Grafted )
Guava tree is a small tropical tree that grows 5-6 meters high on average.It is a tough plant that can also be grown in containers.
It will delight you with its sweetly scented flowers, delicious fruits, and beautiful tropical appearance.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Jambu, White Guava, love apple,Love Apple,Syzygium samarangense,Eugenia javanica,wax apple, love apple, java apple, Royal Apple, bellfruit, Jamaican Apple, water apple, mountain apple, cloud apple, wax jambu, rose apple, and bell fruit,makopa.||yellow||Winter season||25 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
- Guava can be propagated by seed, grafting and air layering. For commercial cultivation, it is best grafted onto a established root-stock.
- The seedlings grow very fast if proper care is taken.
- The guava planting should be done in pits of 1m x 1m x 1m size filled soil during rainy season (July-August) or in spring (February-March) at a distance of 6 m x 6 m.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||Medium||The temperature must not fall below -3 C for young guava trees. Mature guava tree (at least 3 years old) can bear temperature down to -6 C.||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Guava
- Guava plant needs full sun to part shade to grow, however, it cannot withstand too much heat.
- The plant is very frost tender and the matured tree will drop all the leaves in winter, while the young may die.
- The new leaves start to grow from the beginning of spring.
- Guavas can be planted in pots and ground as well.If you are planning in a container, then select a big pot, at least 30 cm (12 inch) pot, bigger is better.
- The potted guava plant can be pruned in early summer to keep the size compact.
- Transfer the young guava plant every spring into a larger pot.
- The pot should have good drainage holes at the bottom, which is important to protect the roots.
- The guavas planted in ground grows faster into big tree, up to 30 feet in height.
- The fruits in these trees become difficult to pluck as they grow to very high branches.
The main crop arrives in winter and after the summer in the rainy season. Winter crop is more flavorsome and sweet.
Typical uses of Guava
Special features: 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.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Rich in vitamins A and C, potassium, healthy fiber, and lycopene. The leaves and bark of the guava tree have a long history of medicinal uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose. http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=Guava%2C+Psidium+Guajava&stpos=0&stype=AND