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Guava - Red Cherry

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How rewarding is it to be able to pick and grow your own Guaveas. Enjoy them handful at a time through winter and autumn.

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When, where and how to plant:
Guavas are hardy trees which will tolerate a wide range of temperatures. In cold areast he growing tips may get damaged by frost or show but generally it doesn’t kill the tree. Plant in full sun with a well drained fertile soil.

Small White flowers appear in late spring, flowers are pollinated by insects and birds. Red cherry Guavas are a small quick growing trees with a compact habit eventually reaching 2 to 4 metres in height. They are a self fertile plant so you only have to plant 1 tree in your garden to get fruit.


Harvest:

Fruit is best picked when fully ripe. It should be fully coloured and slightly soft to touch. Fruit starts ripening from mid April through to June – July depending on where you live in the country.

How to use:
Use fresh in desserts and pies. Or try making your own jams or jellies.