Jumbo Guava seedlings, Psidium guajava, turns out to be an evergreen shrub or small tree. 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 color.
- The flesh inside can be white, yellow, pink, or red in color and contains numerous yellowish seeds.
- Guava can reach grow to 10 m (33 ft) in height and lives for approximately 40 years.
- Guavas can be eaten fresh but are often used to flavor drinks, desserts, sauces, preserves, and many other food products.
Growing environment for Jumbo 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.