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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #125 on: September 12, 2023, 12:46:43 AM »
Just harvested these. Biggest pink guavas I've seen. Ruby Supreme








ya rubyXsupreme can get massive sometimes, my biggest single guava was a rubyXsupreme. but it also varies a lot with the size of the fruit from my experience.



barbie pink is more consistently large but never quite got as big as the rubyXsupreme.





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« Reply #126 on: September 12, 2023, 12:53:58 AM »
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my narrow leaf seems to be languishing, i just stopped growing, lost most leaves and never really put on new growth so kinda expecting it to finally die off at some point and make room for something else. 
I am always surprised that not every plant loves Hawaii, but the cerrado background may make it most at home in CA's drier conditions. It is such an easy grower for me. I am starting to hone in on fruiting plants that more closely match my climate and it seems to be yielding positive results, guavas from the cerrado are IT!

I had a narrow leaf guava grown from seed as well. It was doing very well until one day it just started to die. Im guessing that it may be prone to phytophthora, being native to a relatively dry area. If so it might be near impossible to grow in wet and humid areas like mine -windward side of Hawaii.

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« Reply #127 on: September 12, 2023, 01:55:13 AM »
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my narrow leaf seems to be languishing, i just stopped growing, lost most leaves and never really put on new growth so kinda expecting it to finally die off at some point and make room for something else. 
I am always surprised that not every plant loves Hawaii, but the cerrado background may make it most at home in CA's drier conditions. It is such an easy grower for me. I am starting to hone in on fruiting plants that more closely match my climate and it seems to be yielding positive results, guavas from the cerrado are IT!

I had a narrow leaf guava grown from seed as well. It was doing very well until one day it just started to die. Im guessing that it may be prone to phytophthora, being native to a relatively dry area. If so it might be near impossible to grow in wet and humid areas like mine -windward side of Hawaii.

ya on windward side of Oahu, we usually get a decent amount of rain daily depending on the season.

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #128 on: September 12, 2023, 02:03:26 AM »

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so if anyone knows a legit reliable source for a Mexican cream
It's always at Home Depot here in CA, but I am sure someone on the forum can help you out with that if not an even better cultivar thereof. If not, I have no issues cutting a plant up on your behalf.

iv tried a few times in the trade area over the years but never got a response. id be more then willing to compensate you for your time and efforts and shipping cost for a rooted/air layered Mexican cream plant, even if its tiny, as long as its the real thing im willing to wait for it to grow. iv tried hundreds of cuttings every time iv pruned the trees and before that ordered a bunch of cuttings online and i have never been able to get a single one to root.




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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #129 on: September 12, 2023, 03:23:39 AM »



Malaysian red guava, was super pretty..but the fruit had a terrible bitter aftertaste that only got worst with every bite. so its a rubyXsupreme now.




pic of the smoothies iv made from a few of the guavas iv grown.
first one is rubyXsupreme, malaysian red , Ka Hua Kula (was supposed to be red but was bright yellow, maybe a miss labeled), White Indonesian. 

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« Reply #130 on: September 12, 2023, 01:58:52 PM »
Has anybody got Psidium ubatubensis to pop up? I stirred up the soil on mine after a few months and the seeds look swollen but nothing emerging. It seems like once you venture out beyond regular guava and cattley guava, other species in genus tend to have lower germination rate or longer germination times.

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« Reply #131 on: September 12, 2023, 03:32:58 PM »
What are the characteristics that individuate Mexican cream as a variety? Is it a specific clone? Or rather a type?

There's a nursery here in Long Beach that is owned by Mexican immigrants. They have a couple very old guava trees. If memory serves, one of the two makes the sort of guavas I see for sale at the Hispanic grocery store. I'm sure they would sell you cuttings or maybe even let you set up an air layer.

The nursery is mezcala nursery, their insta handle is the name of the nursery, the owner is named Sergio.


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so if anyone knows a legit reliable source for a Mexican cream
It's always at Home Depot here in CA, but I am sure someone on the forum can help you out with that if not an even better cultivar thereof. If not, I have no issues cutting a plant up on your behalf.

iv tried a few times in the trade area over the years but never got a response. id be more then willing to compensate you for your time and efforts and shipping cost for a rooted/air layered Mexican cream plant, even if its tiny, as long as its the real thing im willing to wait for it to grow. iv tried hundreds of cuttings every time iv pruned the trees and before that ordered a bunch of cuttings online and i have never been able to get a single one to root.



« Last Edit: September 12, 2023, 03:35:16 PM by greg_D »

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #132 on: October 10, 2023, 10:01:05 PM »
First harvest on my Barbie pink. Small but extremely fragrant and decently sweet. Good flavor. Not much to compare it to though as Iím relatively inexperienced with guava. I could smell them from pretty far away.




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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #133 on: October 15, 2023, 10:56:13 PM »
Finally got Psidium Ubatubensis to sprout.  Took me approximately 5 months.  Started out by soaking overnight then in a small pot on the heatmat.  After like 4 months I kind of decided they were not going to do much and threw them in the outdoor greenhouse to make room for other stuff.  Forgot about them for a month or so and here we are. Seems like once you stray from guajava and cattleianum, psidium seem to be more sporadic/longer germination times. Success with 1 sprout popping out of 4 seeds so far.




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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #134 on: October 16, 2023, 01:29:29 PM »
Seems like once you stray from guajava and cattleianum, psidium seem to be more sporadic/longer germination times. Success with 1 sprout popping out of 4 seeds so far.




I am definitely not that successful with these more rare psidiums. I am probably 1/4 as well, overall.

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #135 on: October 16, 2023, 01:55:48 PM »
My friend David has been carrying out some of the newest psidiums in the US. While I'm mostly focused on plinias, he has not neglected the psidiums at all.
Check out his sale thread. Get some rareness! Crazy to think that a lot of the new stuff available is through zone pushers lol. Don't underestimate us.
https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=52614.msg504666#msg504666

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #136 on: October 19, 2023, 02:32:05 PM »
Guineense sizing up nicely







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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #137 on: October 19, 2023, 06:38:45 PM »


Ultra rareness from David.
Psidium schenkianum
Sorobancabense
And many other rarities!

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #138 on: October 19, 2023, 08:33:08 PM »
Went in on a fairly similar box





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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #139 on: October 19, 2023, 08:49:10 PM »
Went in on a fairly similar box



Looking great!

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #140 on: October 19, 2023, 09:27:10 PM »
Went in on a fairly similar box




Same, got two of each! haha
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« Reply #141 on: October 19, 2023, 10:51:45 PM »
The race is OFFICIALLY on between Nate, Ryan, and I to fruiting.

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« Reply #142 on: October 19, 2023, 11:23:19 PM »
The race is OFFICIALLY on between Nate, Ryan, and I to fruiting.
Bet. Winner should get something from the other two ;D
I'll throw in a rare plinia of some sort LOL

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« Reply #143 on: October 20, 2023, 01:19:09 AM »
The race is OFFICIALLY on between Nate, Ryan, and I to fruiting.
Bet. Winner should get something from the other two ;D
I'll throw in a rare plinia of some sort LOL

Add me to the race. I bought a couple of Psidium sorocabense, as well as a couple of guineense varieties. After recently fruiting my striatulums, I'm feeling my oats about Psidium growing. I'm not sure what I want to wager, but I will certainly play for the pride of being first. 8)

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« Reply #144 on: October 20, 2023, 12:24:07 PM »
The race is OFFICIALLY on between Nate, Ryan, and I to fruiting.
I officially resign! Not sure I can compete with the miracle gro ;) haha
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« Reply #145 on: October 23, 2023, 02:02:49 PM »
The race is OFFICIALLY on between Nate, Ryan, and I to fruiting.
Bet. Winner should get something from the other two ;D
I'll throw in a rare plinia of some sort LOL

Add me to the race. I bought a couple of Psidium sorocabense, as well as a couple of guineense varieties. After recently fruiting my striatulums, I'm feeling my oats about Psidium growing. I'm not sure what I want to wager, but I will certainly play for the pride of being first. 8)

You're in W.!

My plants are actually growing pretty well after last weeks change into bigger pots. I am just waiting for them to acclimate to the new digs and then I'll get them out of the shadehouse and into full sun. Seems all my guavas do best there.

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #146 on: October 23, 2023, 11:07:23 PM »
Currently picking strawberry guavas. Do these things tend to make larger fruit the older/bigger the tree gets? Cause these fruit are tiny but thereís a ton




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« Reply #147 on: October 23, 2023, 11:20:35 PM »
Not much bigger, you may have luck thinning out the crop.
Grow mainly fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

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« Reply #148 on: October 24, 2023, 02:07:20 AM »
I just found this thread and good to see Psidium getting some respect. Has one here have any of the more difficult Psidium species to germinate from the Cerrado that has been available this year, such as Red Heron, Cerrado Laranja and pohlianum? I have a few seeds of each kept in moist sand with none sprouted yet.  Iím thinking these may take as much time or more as some Annona species of the region. Iíve been cycling every few weeks going variable 70F night to 85F day to constant 77F to hopefully trigger them to break dormancy.

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« Reply #149 on: October 24, 2023, 10:10:11 AM »
What I'm really looking for is psidium pulcherrimum. Really regretting not buying it when I had the option to import some seeds.
The fine and small leaf psidiums and eguenias are on another level in terms of ornamentals.

 

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