• Psidium guajava
    Tropical Pear
    Well known for its abundant fruit production. Bright green leaves are accented by white, fragrant blooms most of the year. The bark is an attractive reddish brown and peels off revealing smooth gray bark beneath. Pear-shaped fruit with a green-yellow skin follow the blossoms and when cut open the fruit it is so sweet that it is used in the making of jams. An easy to grow plant that is suitable as a tropical, flowering bonsai and container growing.

    Fun Facts:

    1. The tree was naturalized in Florida as early as 1765 and the first commercial plantings weren't until 1912
    2. Native to Tropical America and was introduced early to Guam by the Spanish
    3. It then spread to the Philippines and beyond to Asia
    4. Flowers and fruits all year
    5. Can tolerate temperatures to 20 degrees F
    6. The guava is an excellent source of vitamins C and A.
    7. Makes an excellent plant for collectors of plants for the home or greenhouse environment
    8. Grown for the beautiful leaf shape and color
    9. Guava may have been domesticated in Peru several thousand years ago
    10. Peruvian archaeological sites have revealed guava seeds found stored with beans, corn, squash, and other cultivated plants 


    Psidium guajava Seeds Tropical Pear Guava

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