A very attractive shrub, Chilean Guava produces profuse, fragrant, small white flowers followed by pretty red berries. Sweet with a sprightly, Guava-like flavor and fragrance. Fruit are delicious for fresh eating and for making jams and jellies. Makes a nice container plant and can be brought inside when severe cold threatens.
Latin Name: Ugni molinae
Site and Soil: Guava likes 1/2 day to full sun in cooler regions, partial shade in hot regions, and well-drained, acidic soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to about 10º F, possibly lower once established.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 3-4 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: May-June
Ripening Time: October
Fruit Skin: Bright red
Flower Color: White
Yield: 1-2 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 8
Sunset Western Zone: 14-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed