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For Guava addicts, pics
« on: September 29, 2018, 01:35:15 PM »
First on my favs list is a Thai Red, also called purple or black.






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Re: For Guava addicts, pics
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2018, 01:39:17 PM »
Barbie Pink.

 

 


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Re: For Guava addicts, pics
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2018, 01:47:59 PM »
Mini guava.




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Re: For Guava addicts, pics
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2018, 01:59:36 PM »
This one was supposed to be a Mexican Cream from Love's. Turned out pear shaped Pink.






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Re: For Guava addicts, pics
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2018, 02:10:59 PM »
Seedling. Turned out to be white.








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Re: For Guava addicts, pics
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2018, 02:47:01 PM »
Strawberry guava.









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Re: For Guava addicts, pics
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2018, 02:55:07 PM »
First on my favs list is a Thai Red, also called purple or black.






How does these taste? and how big does this tree get? looks very interesting

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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2018, 03:05:08 PM »
Kaelix87 It's been growing slow so far but producing well for a small tree in the container. The taste is sweet pleasant. Very fragrant too.

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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2018, 04:08:53 PM »
Looking good!!

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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2018, 05:38:34 PM »
Looks great, Galka!
Do you have disease issues with guavas in Ocala? I would like to plant them here in St. Pete, but have heard that guavas are hard to care for because of high humidity and abundance of insects.

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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2018, 06:46:08 PM »
Looks great, Galka!
Do you have disease issues with guavas in Ocala? I would like to plant them here in St. Pete, but have heard that guavas are hard to care for because of high humidity and abundance of insects.

I am further south of you and I have no issues with insects or any fungal/bacteria issues. Iíve never had to spray it for anything.

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Re: For Guava addicts, pics
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2018, 06:47:45 PM »
First on my favs list is a Thai Red, also called purple or black.






wow! they look amazing

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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2018, 07:46:55 PM »
Your Thai red looks excellent! I've got a guava similar to yours but I haven't received fruit from it yet, definitely gets me excited to try it!

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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2018, 07:51:26 PM »
Looks great, Galka!
Do you have disease issues with guavas in Ocala? I would like to plant them here in St. Pete, but have heard that guavas are hard to care for because of high humidity and abundance of insects.

Thanks. Mine are all in containers. Last year I had some issues with white flies but they were almost everywhere. This year no problem at all. I don't know about the fruit fly in your area but here I don't have them. I have to use organza bags because of bags and lizards are eating them here and there. 

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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2018, 07:52:16 PM »
Your Thai red looks excellent! I've got a guava similar to yours but I haven't received fruit from it yet, definitely gets me excited to try it!

Yes better taste first....

Do fruitfly also go to strawberry guava? I want guavatree that has no fruitfly.

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« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2018, 07:56:19 PM »
Your Thai red looks excellent! I've got a guava similar to yours but I haven't received fruit from it yet, definitely gets me excited to try it!
Thanks. You probably have the other close variety called Malaysian. I have two, small seedling and 8' tall air-layer I think. Didn't get any fruit from either of them. Hopefully, next year, so I can compare the fruits and the taste.     

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« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2018, 08:47:04 PM »
I had all those guavas and removed them. These are best guavas Iíve ever had Jalisco roja and Dolores seedless../for white Thai cream


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Re: For Guava addicts, pics
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2018, 03:16:28 AM »
Where can i find Jalisco red guava trees? I've been looking for one for my father

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« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2018, 11:19:19 AM »
I had all those guavas and removed them. These are best guavas Iíve ever had Jalisco roja and Dolores seedless../for white Thai cream


JF, one day I will have to chose which ones are the best for me and which ones will have to go. So far there is only one that I don't really like but I gave it one more year and I will try to graft better varieties on it. Since my grafting skills are not perfect yet I cannot afford buying the scions of superior varieties and waste them. Guava is not easy to graft or root. Seeds are the easiest but unfortunately you don't sell them. I wish I could taste your best guavas.  :)  We don't have these varieties here in FL.

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« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2018, 02:26:26 PM »
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I waited a few yrs before removing the inferior varieties. I had over 20 trees now Iím left with the top 3

Dolores seedless red only one around
Thai Cream is my late guava in November December
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Re: For Guava addicts, pics
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2018, 09:02:51 PM »
First on my favs list is a Thai Red, also called purple or black.







This is a magnificent looking fruit Galka. How does this taste compared to the Malaysian magenta? The Malaysian magenta is a pretty damn good guava when picked in the winter in so cal. Your Thai looks even more appealing. I am curious about taste. Im not a big fan of soft guavas but the deep red color has piqued my interest.

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« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2018, 12:57:39 PM »
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I waited a few yrs before removing the inferior varieties. I had over 20 trees now Iím left with the top 3

Dolores seedless red only one around
Thai Cream is my late guava in November December

JF, wow 20 trees.  :) That's the way to chose the best ones you like. I have maybe 10 or so, not all of them fruited yet.

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« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2018, 01:10:32 PM »
This is a magnificent looking fruit Galka. How does this taste compared to the Malaysian magenta? The Malaysian magenta is a pretty damn good guava when picked in the winter in so cal. Your Thai looks even more appealing. I am curious about taste. Im not a big fan of soft guavas but the deep red color has piqued my interest.

xshen, I can't compare them yet because the Malaysian didn't fruit, hopefully next year. The taste of my Thai red is pretty good. It's nice sweet and creamy, like you are eating fruit flavored yogurt. It's hard to explain. Let's say, when I eat one, I want MORE.  ;D I bet the ice cream made from this guava would be delicious.

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« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2018, 06:41:42 PM »
Your Thai red looks excellent! I've got a guava similar to yours but I haven't received fruit from it yet, definitely gets me excited to try it!
Thanks. You probably have the other close variety called Malaysian. I have two, small seedling and 8' tall air-layer I think. Didn't get any fruit from either of them. Hopefully, next year, so I can compare the fruits and the taste.   

Red Malaysian is one of the worst tasting guava to me. I got it at Lowe's. The taste is a little tart and bitter. But it sure is very fragrant, Lol.

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« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2018, 01:51:53 AM »
Your Thai red looks excellent! I've got a guava similar to yours but I haven't received fruit from it yet, definitely gets me excited to try it!
Thanks. You probably have the other close variety called Malaysian. I have two, small seedling and 8' tall air-layer I think. Didn't get any fruit from either of them. Hopefully, next year, so I can compare the fruits and the taste.   

Red Malaysian is one of the worst tasting guava to me. I got it at Lowe's. The taste is a little tart and bitter. But it sure is very fragrant, Lol.


I don't know whats wrong with yours but the ones I've tried tasted great. I've had bitter ones in the past but I think thats when the tree is younger. They also seem to taste a lot better in cooler months.

 

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