The guava is a shrub or small tree which grows 2 to 8 m tall. When cultivated it is usually pruned back to about 2 to 3 m. Trees that are not pruned, usually flower during October. When they are pruned, the period of full bloom is 10 to 12 weeks after pruning. Bees are the main pollinators, but self-pollination also occurs.
Guava trees can be planted in containers and will produce fruit with no issues. It loves the South African weather and I have found that guava trees planted from seed produces fruit in as little as three to four years! I have successfully grown multiple guava trees from seed and was amazed at how productive the tree is in such a short space of time, even when planted in containers. I highly recommend the guava tree as the perfect fruit tree to plant in any sized garden as well as in containers if you do not have space for a formal garden.
Guava seeds can take up to eight weeks to germinate, so you have to be patient. Soak the seeds in warm water prior to planting, to soften the tough outside and encourage germination.
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