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2014 Guavas
« on: September 28, 2014, 05:32:30 PM »
A pic of some of the guavas ripening. So far Jalisco and Dolores are the winters....even better than the different hybrids Ruby Supreme. X and 6-29 that I have had recently or the famous Allahabad Safeda
Tropical pink, Hong Kong Pink, Jalisco red and Dolores




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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2014, 11:23:15 PM »
Thanks for posting: what a beautiful fruit guava is. I am growing many varieties and would like to grow the best from any part of the world, will be reporting about taste... I hope some peruvian ones (poted into 30L pots) from seed will flower and fruit in the next months.

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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2014, 06:56:39 AM »
A pic of some of the guavas ripening. So far Jalisco and Dolores are the winters....even better than the different hybrids Ruby Supreme. X and 6-29 that I have had recently or the famous Allahabad Safeda
Tropical pink, Hong Kong Pink, Jalisco red and Dolores

How is that everyone can grow guava but me :-)

I had three. a Ruby supreme, and two others nicely sized and the scale was intolerable so I pulled them. Now I only have strawberry, lemon and white Asian varieties because they are or seem to be immune to scale.
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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2014, 09:54:06 AM »
Thanks for posting: what a beautiful fruit guava is. I am growing many varieties and would like to grow the best from any part of the world, will be reporting about taste... I hope some peruvian ones (poted into 30L pots) from seed will flower and fruit in the next months.

I had a lot of guava trees a few years ago but now I have a handful. I kept the best 2 dessert and 3 production guavas. The nice thing about guavas is you can hack them manage the size and they will still produce well.


Gary good luck with your guavas. You should try to grow Giant Philippine and Allahabad Safeda they are pest free.




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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2014, 12:04:08 PM »
Nice selection of pretty looking fruits JF.  Because of the drought, I only had a dozen or so fruits this year, hopefully that means next year will be a boomer!


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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2014, 12:58:47 PM »
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I thought you were going to give Guavas the Good ole axe to make room for better fruit trees? Or did you decide to keep them?
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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2014, 04:48:53 PM »
JF

I thought you were going to give Guavas the Good ole axe to make room for better fruit trees? Or did you decide to keep them?

I got rid of 6 guava trees but I left a few. Not everyone likes guavas but they are great for juicing, marmalade, guava shell, jelly etcetera

Hi Ethan
My guavas are falling early and small bad year for most fruits in California with this drought. 

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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2014, 01:12:21 AM »
How long did it take your guava to ripen on the tree before you picked it? My Barbie pink fruit have been on the tree for like three months with no dimpling of the skin, no smell coming from them, no softness... Just wondering before I go pulling them off one by one like the stubborn guy I am

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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2014, 07:54:28 AM »
My Red Malaysian guava tree produced one ripe fruit a couple of weeks ago, and the fruit had set in June as far as I remember. If you're at three months then it shouldn't be much longer. Certainly doesn't make sense to remove unripe fruits.

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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2014, 06:58:36 PM »


You should try to grow Giant Philippine and Allahabad Safeda they are pest free.

Are these waxy leaf types?

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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2014, 10:41:44 PM »


You should try to grow Giant Philippine and Allahabad Safeda they are pest free.


Are these waxy leaf types?


I don't know,here is a pic of my friend's Giant Philippine




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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2014, 11:27:46 PM »
wow, that's really giant! weight and size?

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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2014, 03:16:31 PM »
wow, that's really giant! weight and size?


I would estimate the largest one would be close to a pound and they are the size of a Reed avocado.


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This is for you and those who don't really care for guavas.


Marmalade
Guava Shell
And empanadas









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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2014, 06:06:39 PM »


You should try to grow Giant Philippine and Allahabad Safeda they are pest free.


Are these waxy leaf types?


I don't know,here is a pic of my friend's Giant Philippine





Regular leaf.  I suggest the lower humidity in your location spares these plants.  I note the white mealy bugs are still there though...

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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2014, 12:44:38 AM »
Those are called  guapple in the Philippines.
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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2014, 10:09:38 AM »
Casquitos de guayaba(guava shells) with fresco cheese also goes well with a slice of cream cheese absolutely delicious


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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2014, 12:32:34 PM »
Casquitos de guayaba(guava shells) with fresco cheese also goes well with a slice of cream cheese absolutely delicious



That looks great. Is it a dessert?

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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2014, 01:28:21 PM »
Casquitos de guayaba(guava shells) with fresco cheese also goes well with a slice of cream cheese absolutely delicious



That looks great. Is it a dessert?



Yes it's a dessert. You will find this in most cuban restaurants on the dessert page. Angel and I believe Goya sells them in hispanic markets but they contain preservatives. If you are in the Miami area and pass by El Palacio De Los Jugos they sell it fresh. I use thick skin guavas like Hong Kong Pink, Jalisco  Red and Dolores. It will not work with tropical Pink guava they are for juicing and guava paste.

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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2014, 11:09:08 PM »
Right,is the guavas peeled and ready to be process....the finish guava shells on the left.




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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2014, 11:55:55 PM »
And empanadas




JF - whats the dough you use for the empanadas? They look very similar to Brazilian pasteis (pastel singular)... I've been using wonton wrappers.  Is that homemade dough or do you have a source?

Do you fill with guava shells and cheese?  That looks good.  My favorite pastel is camarao com catupiry (shrimp with a cheese unlike anything I've been able to find here).

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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2014, 10:13:22 AM »
And empanadas




JF - whats the dough you use for the empanadas? They look very similar to Brazilian pasteis (pastel singular)... I've been using wonton wrappers.  Is that homemade dough or do you have a source?

Do you fill with guava shells and cheese?  That looks good.  My favorite pastel is camarao com catupiry (shrimp with a cheese unlike anything I've been able to find here).


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You can make your own dough but if you don't want the mess and hassle you can buy Maza de empanadas from La Cubanita or Goya at most Hispanic Market. You live in San Diego I would try Superior or Northgate Market. You will all find the guava paste there I prefer La Cubanita.

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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2014, 11:18:35 PM »
giant Philippine guava next to a 2 pound Holiday avocado




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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2014, 05:10:44 AM »
red skinned fruit, red shape on leaves and young stem , also red inside ... all i know its red skinned guava, anyone had an advise ?


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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2014, 10:25:54 PM »
The second crop of guavas are here. They are much better tasting. I will be pruning the trees in about 4-6 weeks and we are done until next year




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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2014, 11:23:41 PM »
JF,

Do you have fruit flies over there? If so, how do you protect against them?

I think I need to set traps and bag next year....do something. Mine were getting all stung up.

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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2014, 07:26:47 AM »
I believe Goya sells them in hispanic markets but they contain preservatives.

The Goya stuff isn't real high quality either.

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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2014, 01:20:52 PM »
JF,
I've never had the guava shells for dessert, looks so yummy. Any restaurants in LA/OC area that have them on their menu?
Thanks,

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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2014, 01:47:02 PM »
I've got some guavas started from seed last year - how long before they bear fruit?

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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2014, 03:34:42 PM »
JF,
I've never had the guava shells for dessert, looks so yummy. Any restaurants in LA/OC area that have them on their menu?
Thanks,

NewGen

You can go to Versalles, El Colmao, Cochinito in LA. Orange County Feliz Cafe or Moros

Doglips

Goya is not very good. Ancel and Conchita are better but nothing like the ones you make at home.


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No bags need in SoCal I just have birds peaking away as the ripen.


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It take 3 years from seed for a decent amount

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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2014, 03:47:30 PM »
Any recommendation for seedless guava or one with soft or very small seeds ?  I like to be able to each it fresh without breaking my teeth...

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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2014, 04:04:32 PM »
Any recommendation for seedless guava or one with soft or very small seeds ?  I like to be able to each it fresh without breaking my teeth...

Ruby Supreme, X and 6-29 are excellent guavas with soft seeds.....Jalisco red and Dolores are practically seedless but they are in SoCal.

Try arrayan they are almost seedless very nice taste but small....I'll take a pic of my mom's neighbors tree they are now in season
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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2014, 05:58:32 PM »
Jf

What is a good gauva for beginners? my mother in law gave me a gauva from seed...ive got no intentions of keeping this seedling. However i need to replace it with a high tier variety without her knowing.i kniw thats bad right?

I hate the gauvas with the numerous hard seeds...really hard for me to eat out of hand.
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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2014, 11:13:37 PM »
Jf

What is a good gauva for beginners? my mother in law gave me a gauva from seed...ive got no intentions of keeping this seedling. However i need to replace it with a high tier variety without her knowing.i kniw thats bad right?

I hate the gauvas with the numerous hard seeds...really hard for me to eat out of hand.



Clay
Most seedling are very mediocre. It would depend on the type of guavas you like red,pink, white or yellow ?
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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2014, 12:26:50 AM »
Hi, this my best guava variety, soft flesh, seedless and extremely productive , we called Jambu Bangkok..


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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2014, 12:35:52 PM »
Thanks JF, afriadoni !

Summary of your recommendations:
  Ruby Supreme
  X
  6-29
  Jalisco Red
  Dolores
  Arrayan
  Jambu Bangkok

It looks like Xcalibur has only Ruby X Supreme.


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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2014, 03:33:27 PM »
Sergo,
The Florida Turnbull is also an excellent guava with very smooth and creamy texture.

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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2014, 01:11:13 AM »
I always heard rave reviews about Mexican Cream.
Never tried.

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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2020, 05:34:08 PM »
Any recommendation for seedless guava or one with soft or very small seeds ?  I like to be able to each it fresh without breaking my teeth...

Ruby Supreme, X and 6-29 are excellent guavas with soft seeds.....Jalisco red and Dolores are practically seedless but they are in SoCal.

Try arrayan they are almost seedless very nice taste but small....I'll take a pic of my mom's neighbors tree they are now in season

Jalisco red and Dolores available in Florida? They sound very interesting :) I went to excalibur's website in West Palm Beach I didn't see those two varieties. I find that guavas are very useful productive and have quite a long season


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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2020, 11:25:54 PM »
Bovine
These are my varieties you won’t find them in Florida

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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2020, 06:28:46 AM »
Bovine
These are my varieties you won’t find them in Florida
That is way cool what you're doing keep up the good work. I'm a huge fan of guavas will follow your threads :)
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Re: 2014 Guavas
« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2020, 06:34:05 AM »
Great selection there. I have grown maroons,mexican creams, brazil orange and a range of pinks including HK pink as well as a range of other psidiums. Currently I only have one giant thai seedless white and the Brazilian orange is on thin ice after it didn't grow true and a P.guineense.

 

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