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Psidium guajava seed pink fruit

GUAVA
Psidium guajava
Highly fragrant fruit usually with green or yellow skin, about the size of a baseball, with pink or white flesh. The guava is one of the most common fruits in the world and its sweet pulp is used in a wide assortment of drinks, desserts, and other food products.The guava is highly adaptable to tropical and subtropical environments and can be grown outdoors as far North as the San Francisco Bay Area in California, as well as most areas of Florida and gulf coast states. Protect from temperatures below 30F, which can cause defoliation. Harder freezes will kill the plant. In cool winter areas, guava’s may partially defoliate, but should begin new growth flushes in spring and summer.Guava seeds are of moderate difficulty to germinate. The most common stumbling block is not allowing enough time to pass for germination as guava seeds routinely need a minimum of 4-6 weeks before any possible germination. Plant seeds 1/4-1/2″ deep in moist, sterile soil. Keep soil temperature consistent at 70-85F. Cool soils will significantly delay seed germination time and soil temperatures below 60-63F will inhibit germination altogether.

Seeds from Psidium guajava Pink Apple Guava. A fast growing small tropical evergreen tree that grows to 33 feet tall in zones 9 to 11. It has spreading branches and smooth thin, copper colored bark that flakes off, showing the greenish layer beneath. The leathery leaves are opposite oblong elliptic, 3 to 6 inches long with pronounced veins. When crushed, the leaves are aromatic. Guava trees grow rapidly and fruit in 2 to 4 years from seed. Becoming a popular Bonsai species.

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