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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #75 on: June 16, 2023, 07:42:14 PM »



Strawberry guava season looking promising.

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« Reply #76 on: June 17, 2023, 10:28:53 PM »
Anyone here growing psidium robustum?

I have one 5 year old tree grown from seed, flowered for the first time about a month ago here in zone 10b. Looks like a couple fruit are developing.

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« Reply #77 on: June 18, 2023, 04:16:49 PM »
Anyone here growing psidium robustum?

I have one 5 year old tree grown from seed, flowered for the first time about a month ago here in zone 10b. Looks like a couple fruit are developing.

Awesome, I have one grown from seed as well I just upotted to a 10g. No flowers yet. How big is yours currnetly?mKeep me updated on how the fruits turn out!

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« Reply #78 on: June 18, 2023, 04:57:18 PM »
I have a producing Psidium robustum, second year fruiting. This year looks to produce much more fruit, maybe like 60 to 100 fruits.
Grow mainly fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

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« Reply #79 on: June 20, 2023, 10:19:33 AM »
I have a producing Psidium robustum, second year fruiting. This year looks to produce much more fruit, maybe like 60 to 100 fruits.

hows the fruit tasting? is yours in the ground or in a pot? and how old from seed? Thanks

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« Reply #80 on: June 29, 2023, 02:18:08 PM »



Finally get to solve the mystery of what guava this is. Canít believe it took so long to flower.

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #81 on: June 30, 2023, 08:24:57 PM »



Skittles guava on guajava is doing very well.

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« Reply #82 on: July 04, 2023, 12:48:11 PM »

Mystery guava flowering up and growing nicely finally. It kind of took off in the deep of winter then got beat back badly by frost. I am happy to see it recovering and hopefully finding out what it is


Long leaf putting its first flowers of the season out, I got good fruit off this last year.


Guineese flowering for the first time, haven't tried this one yet


Heavy flowering on this "skittles" psidium sp, this one produced a lot of fruit last year and anyone who got seeds / fruit from me, it came from this plant.


Out of 20 seeds I only got 2 plants of this "skittles" variety, this is the other one that flowered mildly last year but set no fruit. I hope to try some fruit off of it this year and if the flower size is any sign it may make bigger fruit than the other one??
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« Reply #83 on: August 24, 2023, 12:24:06 PM »

"Skittles" guava looks tremendous this year!


Long leaf doesn't look as productive, I think too much N in the fertilizer but it sure has blown up. Now I know it is not frost tolerant so I will protect it better this year.


Guineense, first fruiting for me, got this from Giant Gecko last year


My other "Skittles" which has not fruited before (has flowered) but looks to be fruitful this year
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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #84 on: August 24, 2023, 01:22:29 PM »
Nice to see the thread updated. Looking good K-rimes
My eugeniafolia are not ripening lol. Been taking so long...

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« Reply #85 on: August 24, 2023, 02:00:23 PM »



Meant to add this one of my orange flesh guajava, itís doing phenomenally well this season.

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« Reply #86 on: August 24, 2023, 02:57:38 PM »
Nice to see the thread updated. Looking good K-rimes
My eugeniafolia are not ripening lol. Been taking so long...

Psidiums seem to sit for everrr and then all of a sudden ripen up. my longipetiolatum sized up and then ripened months later
Grow cooler fruits

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #87 on: August 25, 2023, 12:49:17 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


rdm, have any of your standard guavas fruited? How are the indonesian and thai white guavas? I'm thinking of adding some to my collection

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #88 on: August 25, 2023, 02:07:43 PM »
Nice to see the thread updated. Looking good K-rimes
My eugeniafolia are not ripening lol. Been taking so long...

Psidiums seem to sit for everrr and then all of a sudden ripen up. my longipetiolatum sized up and then ripened months later
Funny how you say that lol I went outside and found a ripe fruit today.
Taste is good, but sour which I like, but the seed is so tough I about called my dentist. Thatís why Iím not 100% invested into psidiums. Gotta check out the seedless guavas soon.



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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #89 on: August 26, 2023, 03:07:27 PM »
I got a multi mack of psidium from Marcos a few months back. The hybrid araza and purple forest guava are now sprouting as well as a few chanar.

I think I'm the most excited about the hybrid (Psidium guineense x grandifolium) Has anyone tried the fruit? I saw a review of fancy plants on YouTube but was wondering if anyone else has tried it yet?

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #90 on: August 26, 2023, 07:40:41 PM »
My contribution to the PGA threadóa couple of photos of my Psidium striatulums' first crop of fruit. Confirmation that this species can fruit in a container, at a small size, and in a temperate location (brought inside for the winter, of course).





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« Reply #91 on: August 26, 2023, 08:25:05 PM »
My contribution to the PGA threadóa couple of photos of my Psidium striatulums' first crop of fruit. Confirmation that this species can fruit in a container, at a small size, and in a temperate location (brought inside for the winter, of course).





Striatulum is, so far, my favorite of the guava species I am fruiting or have tried (orange guajava, "skittles" SP, sartre, strawberry, lemon). In a lot of ways I prefer it over guajava/ It's the same flavor notes, just more robust. It grows well me for, but was bit back reasonably hard with the unusually cold wet winter in 9b CA. I had it outside, with some occasional dragging under a deck on the real cold nights.




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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #92 on: August 26, 2023, 11:19:38 PM »


Then pink ones are coming in now. Got a giga crop, but is it worth the space? Iím not sure.
Beautiful tree though

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #93 on: August 27, 2023, 10:51:02 AM »
Kevin out of all the seeds of skittles you sent me I have two plants growing still small about 1' tall in gal. pot.

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« Reply #94 on: August 27, 2023, 06:37:05 PM »
Kevin out of all the seeds of skittles you sent me I have two plants growing still small about 1' tall in gal. pot.

They're hard to sprout and keep alive! Man, I was sure I wouldn't get a single plant out of 20+ seeds as I saw them pop up one by one, then assuredly die. It's tough going for a little seedling in our humidity is my guess. They will fly from 1' tall onward, I think mine put on about 2' this year at least. It grafts to guajava, so that makes me thinks it can also hybridize - psidium in general are rising in the fruit ranks for me.

Graft shown below:





It's flowering, I guess I should save seeds from this fruit - likelihood of hybrid should be high, I see the bees working the guajava today.




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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #95 on: August 30, 2023, 11:11:29 PM »
Hi everyone! I have seedlings from this listing on Trade Winds Fruit:

"Seeds are from a wild Hawaiian guava bearing medium sized fruits with bright pink flesh and a strongly aromatic flavor. Used locally for juices and desserts. Similar growth habits and requirements to other guavas."

The seedlings are roughly one year old.

There's some things I've been trying to figure out about them that I'd really appreciate any input on.

1. How likely is it that the fruit is decent quality?

2. How much water would the trees need in-ground in Los Angeles county?

3. How big would the trees want to grow, and how small could I reasonably keep them in-ground with pruning?

4. Are they likely to be self-fertile?

Thanks for any help! I've attached the photo from the listing.


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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #96 on: August 31, 2023, 04:21:10 PM »
I'm surprised noone mentioned all the hot seedless guava variety on the market. I grow a few of them - Thai ruby seedless guava, Thai seedless, Taiwanese ruby seedless, Taiwanese seedless






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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #97 on: August 31, 2023, 05:33:39 PM »
I'm surprised noone mentioned all the hot seedless guava variety on the market. I grow a few of them - Thai ruby seedless guava, Thai seedless, Taiwanese ruby seedless, Taiwanese seedless





Hey, that looks amazing! How is the taste on that?

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Re: PGA (Psidium Growers Association) - thread all about psidiums!
« Reply #98 on: August 31, 2023, 05:38:57 PM »
Off topic but tomorrow I am going to meet with Professor Leslie Landrum who retired from Arizona State. He's an expert in the Myrtle family. Would happy to pass along any questions you might think of.

First time meeting him so dont make me sound too pretentious :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_R._Landrum
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« Reply #99 on: August 31, 2023, 05:40:15 PM »
I haven't try it but based on many review it's one of the best guava variety - sweet, crunchy, and little tart.

 

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