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Guava Tree, Amrud, Psidium guajava (Sardar L49, Grown through seeds)

349.00

Description

The plants are attractive and produce deliciously rich, sweet fruits that are excellent fresh or in desserts.

  • What makes it special:
    Fruits are available throughout the year.
  • Gives an assured crop even with very little care.

Guava botanically known as Psidium guajava is an evergreen shrub or small tree in the family Myrtaceae grown for its edible fruits. It is the fourth most important fruit in the area and production after mango, banana, and citrus.

Being hardy, it gives an assured crop even with little care and is good for rainfed areas also. Successful Guava cultivation is grown under tropical and subtropical climates. In areas with distinct winter seasons, the yield tends to increase and quality improves.

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Description

 

Common Name Yellow guava, Apple of tropics
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 10 meter
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time Throughout the year
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting And Care

 

Refer to our Beginner’s Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.

 

Light Requirement

More than 6 hours of sunlight a day is ideal for plants to grow well and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.

soil should be well-drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plants.

WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.

Apply 4 cups (Approx. 200 ml) water when topsoil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.

As a rule of thumb, Water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in the winter and rainy seasons.

Do not over-water the plant.

Apply water preferably in the morning or evening.

Application of FertilizerLoosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).

Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

 

Re-pottingWhen a plant outgrows in the current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.

Do the repotting late evening and keep the plant in a shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable growing condition.

For the re-potting procedure click here

 

Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected, or damaged plant parts and dispose of them away from the planting area.

Spray Neem, Eucalyptus, or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.

 

Don’t Do overwater the plant especially when the pot does not have drainage holes.

Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves because it may cause fungus infection.
Guava Tree Care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright Light.

Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.

Apply 4 cups (Approx. 200 ml) water when topsoil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.

Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

 

Key requirements to keep the plant healthy:

Sunlight More than 6 hours of sunlight and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.
Watering Apply 4 cups (Approx. 200 ml) water when topsoil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.
Soil Soil should be a good drain and fertile, rich in organic content
Temperature 25 to 35 degree Celsius
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan)
Harvest Season Throughout the year

Guava Tree Uses

Medicinal Use:

  • The plant has been used to treatment of various diseases like diarrhea, diabetes, cough, high cholesterol
  • It also has been used for leukorrhea and yeast infections
  • Note: Used only after consulting the Health specialist

Culinary Use:

  • Eaten fresh, but can also be used for jellies, jams, ice cream, sauces, cakes, tarts, drinks, and chutney

 

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