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Purple GuavaBotanical Name: Psidium rufum

A small, purple skinned guava with round fruits to 3-4cm. Fruits look a bit like the strawberry guava but have much darker, more purple skin. Pulp is translucent yellow, with an acidic flavour.

Other Names: Araca-cagao, Araca-perinha
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Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?


Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

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Suitability in Pots

Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

March, April




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Guava - Purple

I have an established tree in my garden. We call it the Cherry Guava. Lovely fruit tree to have in the backyard. | Henry Charles Ng - Blacktown, NSW 11-Jun-2016

Guava - Purple

This is a super plant. It is hardy at least where I live in Victoria, lovely glossy leaves and my kids love the fruit. Thanks Daley for the work you do. | Marisa Lavars - Geelong, VIC 26-Jul-2017
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