Botanical name:  Psidium

Crown and root system:  Has a medium sized crown and a non-invasive root system.  The trunk has an unusual appearance.

Growing regions:  Areas that have no frost.

Ripening date:  During the autumn.

Planting in a container:  Not possible.

Recommended planting season:  All year round.

 Special care needed:  The guava fruit is susceptible to damage from birds and fruit flies.  The flies can be neutralized almost completely using a designated fly trap hung from one of the branches.  The trap is safe and easy to use.  Another way to protect the fruit from flies and birds is to use special netting sold in agricultural supply stores, or to cover the fruit with a paper bag.

Varieties sold in our nursery:
Ben Dov:  This is the most common commercial variety in Israel.  It is characterized by large fruit that is pear-shaped.  The peel is light green and the flesh of the fruit is light colored.  It is very sweet with a rich aroma.

Good to know:
The guava is rich in vitamin C, containing even more than an orange.

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