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Strawberry guava. Anyone enjoying these right now.
« on: July 21, 2022, 12:54:51 PM »
Psidium cattleyanum. I have a 12ft tree that's into it's second week of fruit ripening right now. It did not even flinch with the back to back sub 25 degrees F my FL 9B zone in early February 2022. Everything else that was exposed was fried unless during that time it was dormant. These are so flavorful and easy to eat! One or two seeds can be big versus the bunch so be careful when chewing. But most of all the skin isn't as off putting to me like Psidium guajava. Just get a handful and pop em in your mouth like peanut M&Ms.
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Re: Strawberry guava. Anyone enjoying these right now.
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2022, 04:03:14 PM »
I dug up and transplanted a 9 foot tall strawberry guava tree into my yard about 2 years ago. Since the transplant this is the first year it is setting fruit. Fruits are about marble size and green right now and Iím looking forward to a bountiful harvest

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Re: Strawberry guava. Anyone enjoying these right now.
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2022, 04:34:52 PM »
Thank you for posting about cold tolerance. It goes on the list to add to Alabama yard.

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Re: Strawberry guava. Anyone enjoying these right now.
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2022, 05:25:38 PM »
Mine flowered much earlier this year and looks like they'll be ready for September or around there. Usually they are a fruit that is in the winter for me, November to January which is really nice.

Very cold hardy tough plant, doesn't blink in the mid 20s.

 

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