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snowjunky

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White Cuban guava taste and pink guavas more cold hardy?
« on: February 02, 2019, 02:14:08 PM »
Read on a couple websites that pink guavas might be slightly more cold hardy than white guavas.  Can anyone confirm or refute this?

I'm also curious about the white Cuban guava that Toptopicals and some nurseries sell.  Does it taste good? How does it compare to other guavas?

I've bought other guavas from toptrop:
Peruvian - sweet soft mediun size fruit, lacks acidity, low seed count, very productive
Barbie Pink - low on flavor and sweetness(probably should have gotten the Ruby Supreme)
Tikal - very productive, low on flavor and sweetness

Mexican Cream - strong sweet smell and taste, small soft fruit, not productive at all.  They seem to like it more in CA where it's cooler.  Maybe Mexican Cream doesn't need as much heat to sweeten up.
White guava from Exotica Nursery in Ca - Steve told me it's seedless and productive, but it turned out to be seeded.  He told me later his guavas are seedlings.  At first I was disappointed until the 3rd year when the large white guavas on this tree became super sweet with some tartness too.  They are super flavorful even when they are still crunchy.  Best damn guava I've ever had is what most people say when they try it.  I'm not sure how much the desert heat and sun here in Phoenix has to do with the fruit quality.  I might be ordinary grown elsewhere.

« Last Edit: February 02, 2019, 05:16:05 PM by snowjunky »

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Re: White Cuban guava taste and pink guavas more cold hardy?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2019, 01:56:54 AM »
Thank you for your post! I’ve been looking into guavas, and am interested in planting a couple in Northern California. I’m somewhat far from the coast, though our hot dry summers don’t quite compare yours in Arizona. I must admit that I’m taken in by your description of your white guava seedling :). Do you know what cultivar it originated from?
« Last Edit: March 09, 2019, 02:02:55 AM by Draak »

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Re: White Cuban guava taste and pink guavas more cold hardy?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2019, 03:55:16 PM »
It was supposed to be Lua Ranch, a productive seedless guava.

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Re: White Cuban guava taste and pink guavas more cold hardy?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019, 01:03:49 AM »
There's excellent white guavas that are not the 'Thai White'. If they are all from Cuba, we aren't sure but they've been excellent when eaten out of hand.
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Re: White Cuban guava taste and pink guavas more cold hardy?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 04:24:05 PM »
Im obsessed with white guava. Il definitely check out your ca. Guava. Where can I find these Cuban whites?

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Re: White Cuban guava taste and pink guavas more cold hardy?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 05:46:22 PM »
I found Excalibur nursery in southeast Fl had a good selection of guava varieties.

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Re: White Cuban guava taste and pink guavas more cold hardy?
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2019, 06:05:04 PM »
Thank you

 

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