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Giant Peruvian Guava Air layering
« on: October 15, 2020, 02:26:32 AM »
Hello everyone,

Today I visited our rental property and found out that a seedling I planted as a Giant Peruvian guava 3 years ago bears fruit for the first time.
With tenant's permission I picked one ripe fruit (only 5 fruits on).
To my surprise, the fruit is unbelievably good. Very sweet with a hint of tart, creamy and soft but not mushy, and has a relatively small amount of seeds only.
I wished I took pictures before my husband devour it. It has yellowish white color, big  (about my fist's size), and a very pleasant guava aroma. Since this is only the first fruit, I imagine how good its fruit would be in a few years.
Now I want to get a tree for our own house.
The thing is, this tree was purchased as a seedling online, and I read a lot that a seedling guava does not always turn good.
Grafting is not an option, I am bad at grafting.
I watched a lot of videos on airlayering. However, all videos are from Asia.
Does anyone know what season is the best to airlayer guava in California?  The tree is still small (about 4 ft ), with about pencil size branches, should I wait until the tree is bigger for better result?
Thank you for any input!
« Last Edit: October 15, 2020, 02:40:02 AM by palingkecil »

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Re: Giant Peruvian Guava Air layering
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2020, 11:26:10 AM »
i haven't airlayered Guavas but i read that you can..  but form my experience, when branches are too small and weak, they will break due to the weight and pressure added in the process..
if i were you, i would wait until your guava branches grow to be a bit stronger/bigger and try then..
good luck

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Re: Giant Peruvian Guava Air layering
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2020, 12:17:29 PM »
i haven't airlayered Guavas but i read that you can..  but form my experience, when branches are too small and weak, they will break due to the weight and pressure added in the process..
if i were you, i would wait until your guava branches grow to be a bit stronger/bigger and try then..
good luck
Thanks! Good thing you remind me about the possibility the branch will break. Sometimes I don't have common sense when it comes to fruit tree.

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Re: Giant Peruvian Guava Air layering
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020, 05:55:01 PM »
I did mine in May.
Took 6 weeks.

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Re: Giant Peruvian Guava Air layering
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2020, 01:02:52 AM »
Sounds pretty similar to the Benjamin, a selection of the mexican cream guava.

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Re: Giant Peruvian Guava Air layering
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2020, 12:06:08 AM »
I did mine in May.
Took 6 weeks.
Seanny, you are an experienced gardener. If you don't mind me ask, during the 6 weeks, did you open the plastick to check if the soil is still moist? In Asia they just leave the bag on because the humidity is so high, but So Cal is really dry.

Thanks!

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Re: Giant Peruvian Guava Air layering
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2020, 12:08:46 AM »
Sounds pretty similar to the Benjamin, a selection of the mexican cream guava.
Oolie, I just check the website I bought the seedling from. They also sell Mexican Cream seedling. My guava indeed looks like their pictures of Mexican cream fruit only a lot bigger, not the Giant Peruvian which is pinkish inside. They sent me the wrong seedling I guess, but I am happy with it.

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Re: Giant Peruvian Guava Air layering
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2020, 01:11:43 AM »
I wrap it with plastic to keep moisture in.
I wrap foil over plastic to keep it dark.
I don't ever check media for wetness.

My recent sapodilla air-layer took 5 months.
I didn't check nor added water.

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Re: Giant Peruvian Guava Air layering
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2020, 02:12:18 AM »
I wrap it with plastic to keep moisture in.
I wrap foil over plastic to keep it dark.
I don't ever check media for wetness.

My recent sapodilla air-layer took 5 months.
I didn't check nor added water.

Thanks!

 

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