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Guava Trees

Pineapple Guava Select Seedlings 1COLD HARDY GUAVA

 Pineapple guava Acca sellowiana is a fruit that originated from Brazil. Although not a true guava, it’s fruit so closely resembles guava it is a wonderful substitute. Some varieties of this cold-hardy fruit can be grown as far north as zone 7b. The trees are evergreen, with striking blue- green leaves that are silvery white underneath. Plants bloom in May and are covered with small orchid-like pink and crimson blooms. The fleshy pink petals are a delicious treat and have a sweet flavor and texture that melts in your mouth like cotton candy. Guava Pineapple Flower (2)By September the plum-shaped fruit are ready to eat and are harvested when they fall to the ground. Simply slice open and scoop out the delectable creamy white flesh. The flavor is considered to be the best in the world by many true guava lovers! Use fresh in fruit salad or make guava jelly and jam. It’s tangy pineapple flavor also lends it self nicely to marinades and meat glazes.Pineapple guavas are one of the easiest, most problem free fruits you can grow – a little care will go a long way with this tree. Pineapple guavas need cross-pollination – be sure to get at least 2 plants.

Fall Fruit Salad 1/2 cup pineapple guava (scooped out of the outer shells) 1/2 cup tangerines (peeled, sectioned and deseeded) 1 cup non-astringent persimmons cut into large, chunky pieces 1/4 cup chopped toasted almonds Mix first three ingredients together. Drizzle with honey and toss lightly. Set aside for 1 hour. Sprinkle with almonds and serve.

TROPICAL GUAVA

Guava Flowers

Tropical guava Psidium guajava  is a popular fruit in most Latin american countries It is prized for it honey sweet flavor. The juice is used to flavor fruit drinks, made into jams and candies. Tropical guava is one of the easiest fruit trees to grow in the tropical regions of zones 9b through 11. The trees fruit year round in these regions and are a wonderful evergreen fruiting tree to add to the landscape. Fast growers, they can easily reach 10-15 foot in height and make an excellent privacy hedges are ornamental small trees. The bark on the trunk peels with age reveling a beautiful mottled coloration. Large delicately petaled white flowers are faintly fragrant.  For growers in colder regions this fruit tree is still possible to grow. In the marginal zones of 9a  the trees need covering on nights that fall below 29F and if damaged in a hard freeze will often return from the roots to fruit the following year. Far northern fruit growers can still enjoy this tropical fruit by growing in containers. Tropical guavas adapt easily to container culture often fruiting the first year planted.

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Guava Trees - Pineapple Guava Varieties 

Buying and Growing Tips…  Pineapple Guava is one of the most trouble free fruit trees, we have found no diseases or insects that attack them. They are a great choice for permiculture, Food Forest or organic gardener. Need an good edible privacy screen?  Plant them on 6 foot centers and they’ll grow together quickly to hide a bad view.

Guava Trees - Tropical Guava Varieties

Buying and Growing Tips..Tropical guava are more cold hardy than you think. Most varieties listed here are root hardy in zones 8B. Great container plants in all other regions