Guava seedlings, Psidium guajava, turn out to be an evergreen shrub or small trees. It has edible fruits. Guava has a slender trunk with smooth green to red-brown bark. The trunk may be branched at the base and the branches droop low to the ground. The plant possesses oval or elliptical leaves which are smooth on the upper surface and hairy on the lower surface. Guava produces solitary white flowers and berry fruit. The fruit is oval in shape and green to yellow in colour. The flesh inside can be white, yellow, pink, or red in colour and contains numerous yellowish seeds. Guava can reach grow up to 10 m (33 ft) in height and lives for approximately 40 years.
Guavas can be eaten fresh but are often used to flavour drinks, desserts, sauces, preserves, and many other food products.
Growing Environment For Guava Seedlings
Guavas grow well in full sun, except in hot regions, where partial shade is beneficial. If trying to grow in a marginal climate, plant near a building or provide some sort of protection from damaging cold winds and rain. Generally, guava’s are fairly adaptable and will flourish with little care. Flowers will self-pollinate and fruit develops in a few months. There may be multiple fruiting and flowering seasons throughout the year, depending on local climate conditions. Guavas are shallow-rooted and prefer lots of moisture throughout the year (except if cold), although they will withstand periods of drought, as well as dry seasonal changes. Keep the soil especially moist during the flower and fruit set. The guava will tolerate poor soils but grows much better when fertilized monthly, or when grown in soil that is high in organic material. They are not tolerant of salty soils.