Red Strawberry Guava Tree
A red fruited form of strawberry guava!
One of our favorite tropical house plants and one of the easiest sub tropical fruit trees you can grow in northern climates! Red Strawberry Guava is an Eastern Brazil native that grows anywhere from 10-25 feet tall, though much smaller in a pot, and produces an abundance of tender and aromatic red guava fruits. Eat them fresh, add them to drinks, jams, ice creams, or anything you want the taste of guava in. Hardy to about 20 degrees so worth a shot in very mild climates, though be careful planting these in the tropics where they have become invasive in many places. Wonderful and easy house plant.
Makes an excellent jam.
Latin Name: Psidium cattelianum
Site and Soil: 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 20º F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 6-20 ft. in height.
Taste: Aromatic, sweet
Fruit Skin: Red
Bloom Time: May-June
Ripening Time: August-September
Yield: 5-20 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Guava is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 9a