Guavas are common tropical fruits cultivated and enjoyed in many tropical and subtropical regions.
It bears attractive bright pink flowers, as opposed to the boring cream white flowers of the usual guava. The guava tree is an interesting plant with mottled greenish bark and long 3-to-7-inch serrated leaves. Guava trees produce white, 1-inch flowers that yield to small round, oval or pear-shaped fruits.
Planting And Care
- The tree should be planted in well-drained soil where its roots have room to spread.
- Fertilize growing guavas every one to two months while young and then three to four times per year as the tree matures.
- Guava trees need a high amount of nitrogen, phosphoric acid and potash, along with some magnesium for maximum fruit production.
- An example is a formula of 6-6-6-2, worked into soils just prior to the onset of the growing season and then evenly spaced out three times during the growth period.
- Pruning should be done when it grows excess.
- Look for pest attack and apply cure accordingly.
Guava Tree Care
Layers are used as planting material. The planting is distributed from June – December. A spacing 5 to 6m. Plant the layers with the ball of earth in the centre of the pit of 45 cm x 45 cm x 45 cm size filled with FYM 10 Kg neem cake 1 Kg and topsoil.
|Sunlight||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Temperature||20 to 30 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
|Harvest Season||Throughout the year|