This self fertile evergreen bush or small tree Strawberry Guava-Psidium cattleianum makes an excellent specimen for growing in containers in your conservatory or outdoors during summer. It’s very adaptable to all soil types and hasan excellantpest and disease resistance.
It haspretty dense glossy green foliage and the red fruits are very juicy, packed with vitamins and with a strong strawberry like flavour. Hence the common name Strawberry Guava! The delicious fruitscan also be added to tropical drinks and lemonade for that great guava flavour.They have an high Vitamin C content
Details Strawberry Guava-Psidium cattleianum
- Blooms: May – June
- Flower colour: white
- Edible Fruit
- Harvest: July – August
- Full grown: 8 Years
- Full grown height: 3 – 4 m
- Full grown width: 1. 50 – 2 m
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 12 cm
- Plant spacing: 150 cm
- Hardiness: -5 Celsius
How to take care of Strawberry Guava
Strawberry Guava is suitable for growing in containers and with will adapt to any soil type. Strawberry Guava requires a bright sunny position in your conservatory or greenhouse, in summer it can be placed outside.
Once mature Strawberry guavas are hardy to – 5 but should be protected from hard freezes so best brought indoor over winter.
Lots of water is needed during fruit development and for proper ripening to occur.
Fruits will ripen usually two times a year in the greenhouse. During the growing season use a (slow release fertiliser).
Prune to keep in shape. Shaping Strawberry Guava and removing water shoots and suckers are usually all that is necessary since the fruit is borne on new growth, pruning does not interfere with next year’s crop.