GUAVA SEED, Fruit Tree Shrub-Perennial !
Growing tropical guava in a greenhouse or on a protected porch from seed is a fun project to try. In tropical climates, guava trees grow up to 12 to 14 feet tall, but kept in a container, they stay small enough for a covered porch or small greenhouse. Commercial growers use grafted trees to get specific fruit characteristics, but in the home garden, growing guavas from seed is a simple and fun way to add to the garden landscape. Grow guava outdoors in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9a through 10b. In the chillier zone 8 areas of the region, keep your guava tree in a pot on a sunny, covered porch in winter.
How to Grow
1 Place guava seeds in a pot of boiling water, and boil for five minutes to break seed dormancy and speed germination.
2 Fill a 4-inch nursery pot with soilless seed-starting mix.
3 Press one guava seed into the center of the pot. Use your thumb to gently press the seed under the soilless mix, and cover it with 1/8 to 1/4 inch of the mixture.
4 Soak the pot with water using a gentle misting spray or the soak setting on the hose to avoid disrupting the seed.
5 Place the pot in a warm place with a temperature of 65 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Guava seeds germinate in two to eight weeks.
6 Keep the soilless mix moist by watering when the top of the soil starts to feel dry under your finger.
- HARDINESS ZONE: 9 - 11
- PLANT HEIGHT: 30 - 40' . . . PLANT SPACING: 20 - 30'
- LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun . . . SOIL / WATER: Average
25 TROPICAL GUAVA PLANT SEED(Psidium Guajava) Fruit Tree Shrub-Perennial !