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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #50 on: April 20, 2023, 04:20:43 PM »
My P. longipetiolatum seedlings are both still scratching green (or at least greenish) low on their trunks (dead above), but no signs of buds yet. It's been a cold winter and cold spring, hopefully it warms up enough for them to wake before they die!

thanks for the update!
I'm planning out a greenhouse for the subtropicals like yangmei and guavas. Longipetiolatum will be one of them.
Unfortunately it doesn't seem like it will withstand temperatures here either in ground.

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #51 on: April 20, 2023, 04:45:28 PM »
Hopefully that Green Cerrado improves in flavor of time, it is a nice looking plant. 

I snapped a quick pic of my Cas guava and it is coming back to life full time and then some.  Branches are spitting out at the bottom where there only used to be leaves prior to defoliating in winter.




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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #52 on: April 22, 2023, 08:17:26 PM »
Psidium friedrichsthalianum



Psidium striatulum



Bunch of standard psidium guajava, Mexican cream, barbie pink, Hong Kong pink, gushikin orange, ruby x supreme, Philippine Swirl, Ka Hua Kula, and a few Thai white types



guajava White pear



guajava Indonesian white




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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #53 on: April 23, 2023, 02:11:43 PM »
Some really nice collections, makes me jelly.

Curious, from those who have experience with them, how the hardiness compares between p. longipetiolatum, p. robustum, and p. cattleianum var. littorale? I've seen varying accounts.

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #54 on: April 23, 2023, 05:30:52 PM »
Some really nice collections, makes me jelly.

Curious, from those who have experience with them, how the hardiness compares between p. longipetiolatum, p. robustum, and p. cattleianum var. littorale? I've seen varying accounts.

i cant comment on comparison between cattleianum and others but at least here in out state the cattleianum is insanely quick growing and hardy...so much so its actually a problem here, they grow so fast, are so hardy and produce so much fruits/seeds that entire swaths of forests are being taken over by it. since it grows faster then we can get rid of it.

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #55 on: April 24, 2023, 02:00:36 PM »
That's a great collection you got there rdm, love to see it!

Anybody else grab those uncommon Psidium varieties from Bellamy recently? I have everything I ordered cooking up:
-P. Sorocabense
-P. Nutans
-P. Sp Creepy Little Monster
-P. Pohlianum
-P. Goiaba folhas de Samambaia fern leaf guava

So far nothing popped out of the soil but I did move around the soil for Sorocabense and noticed one is germinating already only about a week in.  I did nothing special, just damp seed starting mix and sitting on my heatmat.

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #56 on: April 24, 2023, 02:11:11 PM »
That's a great collection you got there rdm, love to see it!

Anybody else grab those uncommon Psidium varieties from Bellamy recently? I have everything I ordered cooking up:
-P. Sorocabense
-P. Nutans
-P. Sp Creepy Little Monster
-P. Pohlianum
-P. Goiaba folhas de Samambaia fern leaf guava

I ended up grabbing:

Red Heron
Pohlianum
Nutans
Fern Leaf
Sartorianum
Basanthum
Grandifolium

The issue I fight is all the mice, rats and squirrels that love to munch my seeds and the trunk of little seedlings, it drives me absolutely insane. Lost a sprouted multicostata yesterday to those bastards.

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #57 on: April 28, 2023, 07:06:08 PM »
Unknown guava from Wildlands Nursery


Guineese



"Skittles" - kicked ass during winter and snow, didn't drop any leaves at all


Cas Guava survived! Coming back from down below



Orange Guajava lost a LOT of growth to frost, at least a 1 foot on each branch but it's coming back from exactly where I clipped it back to. Should be fruitful as it flowers on new growth.



"Skittles" grafted to guajava appears to be a go



Ok not really psidium, but these NZ cultivar grafts on my pineapple guava are coming out! I thought they all failed due to rain.



Long Leaf guava got burnt pretty bad. I'm leaving it alone and will clip the dead stuff beyond where it sprouts from



Fern leaf from Wildlands looking real nice. I bought some more seeds of it, I really like the look.

« Last Edit: April 28, 2023, 07:10:28 PM by K-Rimes »

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #58 on: April 29, 2023, 07:46:44 PM »
Great thread
Love seeing what everyone is growing some beautiful plants.
I planted all these last year next month after babying them to decent size before planting outside. I did cover with arg50 cloth till April should have left on till this week haha
Strawberry

Pink got from older plant lady friend

White

Lemon

Pineapple

Tropical Pink doesnt look like she making it but Im still watering maybe she shoots something out

"Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.'
-Luther Burbank

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #59 on: April 30, 2023, 01:15:56 AM »
Anyone has got orange fleshed guava variety here?

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #60 on: April 30, 2023, 11:16:25 AM »
Anyone has got orange fleshed guava variety here?

Regards
Jet

Yes, I have an orange flesh guajava.

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« Reply #61 on: April 30, 2023, 03:31:15 PM »
Anyone has got orange fleshed guava variety here?

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Jet

yes, but hasn't fruited yet.

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #62 on: May 07, 2023, 02:15:57 PM »
My P. longipetiolatum seedlings are both still scratching green (or at least greenish) low on their trunks (dead above), but no signs of buds yet. It's been a cold winter and cold spring, hopefully it warms up enough for them to wake before they die!

We have life!

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #63 on: May 11, 2023, 05:53:00 PM »
P. Sorocabense is winning the Bellamy sponsored Psidium race:



P. Itacare sprouting already too, but they were already germinating when received.

And I think P. Nutans is starting to poke out next.  Will be interesting to see how these do out here and how well they will taste.  I'm thinking this year will be guava-less for me unless my Malaysian starts flowering randomly but I don't think I am quite there yet, maybe next year.




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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #64 on: May 15, 2023, 10:39:55 PM »
Fruit set on eugeniafolia. Will update when ripe still got many flowers. Also my large pink guava is going off too.


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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #65 on: May 15, 2023, 10:54:42 PM »
Growing a few varieties

red malaysian



strawberry



ruby supreme




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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #66 on: June 07, 2023, 12:16:07 PM »
I was thinking today after contemplating whether to dig up my pink guava or not...can I graft longipetiolatum and eugeniafolia onto regular guava?
Has anyone tried this?

My eugeniafolia has fruits, hopefully will update this thread when they are ripe!

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #67 on: June 07, 2023, 12:58:07 PM »
I was thinking today after contemplating whether to dig up my pink guava or not...can I graft longipetiolatum and eugeniafolia onto regular guava?
Has anyone tried this?

I tried grafting P. guajava on longipetiolatum once, and it failed, but the stem size didn't match well so it wasn't a very good test. If you do try, definitely let us know how it goes!

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #68 on: June 07, 2023, 01:19:17 PM »
My 3 yo red Malaysian is holding fruit!



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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #69 on: June 07, 2023, 01:46:45 PM »
I was thinking today after contemplating whether to dig up my pink guava or not...can I graft longipetiolatum and eugeniafolia onto regular guava?
Has anyone tried this?

My eugeniafolia has fruits, hopefully will update this thread when they are ripe!

I'd give it a shot. I put psidium guineense on guajava and it's taking off fine. Tried also to put striatulum on, but that didn't work. The whole branch on the guajava died back so I don't think it was a compatibility issue, probably just winter blues.

Got try sartre on the weekend and quite liked it, really bright zippy flavor with some underlying kinda coconut? I'll be planting this one out for sure.



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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #70 on: June 07, 2023, 02:43:38 PM »
Psidium Salutare about 4 years old holding fruit for the first time and blooming again! Will be first time tasting fruits if I can figure out when to pick them.



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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #71 on: June 08, 2023, 02:45:53 PM »
Thought I'd update on my P. longipetiolatum trees planted outside here in Seattle. Just to recap, I planted out two seedlings in summer 2021. I rooted a cutting from one of those in my greenhouse that summer to keep as a backup in case the outdoor ones died.

With a winter low of 16F (-8.9C) that next winter, both seedlings were unprotected and died above ground. One of them sprouted in spring 2022, the other one did not. Coincidentally, the dead one was the one I already had a clone of, so I planted the clone outside last summer.

This most recent winter had a low of 17F (-8.3C), killing both trees to ground level again. Interestingly, the clone of the seedling that was killed last winter is the one that is already regrowing this year:


On the other hand, the seedling that survived last winter is still not showing any growth this year, though it does still scratch green just above ground level:

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #72 on: June 08, 2023, 02:54:07 PM »
Pioneering tests drymifolia! I saw someone overwintered a campo ramon jaboticaba  in Seattle as well, was that you as well?

Even my CAS guava which I suspected would be the least cold hardy is coming back pretty nicely. My winter temps are not that far off Seattle, but clearly those few more degrees (and duration thereof) are a differentiator.


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« Reply #73 on: June 08, 2023, 03:19:54 PM »
Pioneering tests drymifolia! I saw someone overwintered a campo ramon jaboticaba  in Seattle as well, was that you as well?

Nope, not me. I had a couple seedlings of M. vexator that died even in my greenhouse, so now my sole remaining vexator comes into the house over the winter instead of the greenhouse. That's the only jabo I'm trying, though.

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #74 on: June 16, 2023, 06:06:41 PM »
Anyone here growing psidium robustum?

 

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