How To Grow A Guava Tree

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Ummm I can literally smell them as I write this blog post. This is probably one of my all time best tropical fruits. It is a pity like most tropical fruits such as dragon fruit or pomegranate, they are usually very expensive in local grocery stores. This is how I finally decided to research on how to grow guavas, a few years back.

The good news, is that you can grab any fresh fruit and germinate the seeds you find within. It may take longer for the tree to start producing fruit, than a grafted tree. Just one guava will give you more seeds, than you will know what to do with in your lifetime. There are few different varieties like the Mexican White, Ruby Red. Pink Supreme and the White Arabian guava.

How To Grow A Guava Tree
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • fresh guava fruit or cuttings
  • paper towel
  • small pot
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • soilless seed-starting mix
  • small nursery pot

Cut your guava in half, and carefully remove all the seeds. Before the seeds can be planted into a container, they need to be boiled for at least 5 minutes. Or you can soak them in water for at least 15 days. Press the seeds into the pot and then cover with at least a quarter inch of the starter mix. Soak with water and place the pot in a warm area. Allow anything from 2 to 8 weeks for germination.

Remember that guavas are tropical plants, so if you live in the colder climates they will have a hard time becoming established outside, so your best bet is planting your trees in containers. As far as taking care of your trees is concerned, you can fertilize every 3 months. To avoid the trees getting to big, you can prune them every 2 to 3 years.

You can follow step by step instructions on My Kitchen Garden blog, here…

How To Plant Guava Seeds

You can watch the video below on 3 different varieties of guavas…

You can watch the video below on taking cuttings of guava fruit trees…

You can watch the video below on growing guava trees in colder climates…


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