Psidium guajava or guava is an evergreen tree / shrub that grows like a full bush and can be pruned well.
Originally from Central America, it can be found all over the world in the subtropics. Available in various varieties such as Rosa (pink fruitflesh, Roja (red fruitflesh) and Limon with yellow fruitflesh.
The Psidium guajava seedlings are already bearing fruit in the second year.
The entire guava tree is used in traditional Surinamese medicine.
The bark and leaves against diarrhea and dysentery, heartburn, etc. The guava fruit itself provides a purifying effect of the body.
The flowers are about 3 cm tall and grow in the leaf axle of the plant. They are greenish-white in color and have yellow stamens.
The flowering in the spring is quickly followed by fruit set. In the summer, giving irregular water to older plants is no problem. Give fertilizer to the plant every two weeks from April to September.
The guava fruits are in principle green in color and have a slightly oval shape. They grow to about 3 to 15 cm.
The flesh is soft and taste more sweet than sour, resembling pear / strawberry. The color of the flesh is white / yellow or even completely pink.
Furthermore, there is a lot of vitamin C in the fruit. He can be eaten, or pressed.
Overwintering must enter the guava in a cool place where he still has some light.
Add less water during the winter rest. In the winter the guava can lose some leaves, but this grows again in the spring.
Winter hardiness zone 11 (+ 5ºC).