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  • Psidium littorale var. cattleianum - Strawberry Guava

A shrub or small tree, originally native to tropical South America but now widespread in cultivation and even more widespread as a famous escapee from cultivation. The small, yellow or red fruit are a bit tart and remind of strawberry or passionfruit. They are mostly used for making into jam.

Guavas originated from an area thought to extend from Mexico or Central America and was distributed throughout tropical America and Caribbean region. They were adopted as a crop in subtropical and tropical Asia, tropical Africa and the Mediterranean coast.

Guavas are now cultivated in many tropical and subtropical countries. Several species are grown commercially; apple guava and its cultivars are those most commonly traded internationally

Mature trees of most species are fairly cold-hardy and can survive temperatures slightly colder than 25 °F (−4 °C) for short periods of time, but younger plants will likely freeze to the ground.

Guavas were introduced to Florida in the 19th century and are now grown in Florida as far north as Sarasota, Chipley, Waldo and Fort Pierce. However, they are a primary host of the Caribbean fruit fly and must be protected against infestation in areas of Florida where this pest is present.

Guavas are of interest to home growers in subtropical areas as one of the few tropical fruits that can grow to fruiting size in pots indoors. When grown from seed, guavas bear fruit as soon as two years and as long as 40 years

Come in packs of 25 fresh seeds

Full germination and growing instructions included

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Psidium littorale var. cattleianum - Strawberry Guava

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