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GUAVA - STRAWBERRY

strawberry guavaBy Yonygg CC BY-SA 4.0 (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Psidium cattleyanum
Description

This guava, native to Brazil, is a hardy shrub or small tree. It has a smooth trunk and dark green, shiny, egg-shaped aromatic leaves. Strawberry guava flowers are white with numerous stamens and red fruits which are about the size of a golf ball. The flesh is sweet and strawberry flavoured. Frost hardy.

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Edible Hedge Or Screen (#EdibleHedgeOrScreen), Ornamental Fruit Tree (#OrnamentalFruitTree)

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Preferred Climate

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

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

SA, WA

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

Moderately Acidic (5.5-6.5)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

March, April, May

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Guava - Strawberry

A notifiable environmental weed. General Biosecurity Duty. All plants are regulated with a general biosecurity duty to prevent, eliminate or minimise any biosecurity risk they may pose. https://weeds.dpi.nsw.gov.au/Weeds/CherryGuava | Michael Eddie - Port Macquarie, NSW 12-Apr-2020

Guava - Strawberry

I have 2 bushes of Guava strawberry one gets mid to late arvo shade from near apple tree and is the larger and best fruit producer. The other in full sun. I do not protect from frost. | Chris Burchett - Ballarat, Vic 14-Apr-2019

Guava - Strawberry

This is probably the best Guava to grow in Melbourne. They do very well and can handle the frost. They also give stacks of fruit in late Autumn | Matthew Wisniewski - Frankston , VIC 13-Apr-2018

Guava - Strawberry

Planted 8 trees along a fence line for a fruiting hedge. They receive no more than 50% sun, and after 3 years most are producing bunches of fruit with so little sun. Have made home made ice cream with them. Delicious. | John - Naremburn, NSW 20-Feb-2018

Guava - Strawberry

Use the fresh leaves to make a tea drink cures internal complaints/upsets basis of most medicines. | Helene Brown - Cohuna, VICT 08-May-2009

Guava - Strawberry

There is a very mature tree with great fruit on the side of the road at Kurmond in Sydney. In fact, not far from an Integrefolia Macadamia which is about 5 metres high. Magnificent fruit. Ripe roughly in April May. | Jim Mark - Kurmond, NSW 05-Jun-2008

Guava - Strawberry

This variety is really cold tolerant, doing well and remaining evergreen in a sheltered spot in Armidale. Lovely fruit in May-June. It is not as drought tolerant as sometimes suggested. Has thrived since I moved it from a dry spot in the garden. | Steve Walkden-brown - Armidale, NSW 10-Jun-2007

Guava - Strawberry

Great little tree/shrub. Tolerates a wide variety of soils and climes. However, beware especially of fruit fly which is a fatal nuisance. Potash in late Winter increases flowering and fruiting. Makes a great jam/wine. Prune late Autumn. | David White - Newcastle, NSW 28-May-2006

Guava - Strawberry

Taste test for free before you buy : Windsor , Sydney has many trees on their main street shopping mall. Ripe probably after february and probably around april or may . | Rolf - Bankstown Sydney, NSW 19-Jan-2006
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Guava - Strawberry (Grafted) 9/10

Whyfour's Edible Fruits
Update: 3679 days 17hrs

Comments: -

When I was a kid we used to visit my great Aunt in AUckland and can remember sneaking to the front yard to pinch her guavas,eating them straight off the tree. She used to make incredible guava jelly . A clear dusky pink color and so sweet it made your salivary glands hurt.

When we moved to bundaberg one of the first fruit trees we planted was guava. . Last year we had a bumper group  and yes they were as wonderful as I remembered. A tart but sweet flavour. I know it sounds stupid but I reccon you can taste the Vitamin C. Your mouth feels fresh and clean afterwards. We made our guava jelly ,a little cloudy to be perfect but we will get better. Tasted great though.

This year the fruit were bigger and not nearly as numerous. The Bats  Birds and Possum didnt leave enough for jam ,just nibbles. We are planting more guava trees so in coming yars the animals will leave us more.

It stands 4-5 metres We have prunned the bottom branches from the tree and in summer it protects our raised garden beds from the heat of the sun. It is a striking tree, the leaves being a rich gren with smooth bark ,a reddy brown colour.  When the flowers are out there are little bees with blue bottoms that buzz around pollinating.

Over all a pretty tree with yummy fruit that encourages wildlife and beneficial bugs.

 


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Guava - Strawberry (Cutting) 9/10

PaulWarnersBay1's Edible Fruits
Update: 4055 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Great bush, and really takes well to Warners Bay on Lake Macquarie near Newcastle. Kids love the fruit, and it fruits very well

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 20 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Some cow manure


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Guava - Strawberry 10/10

Amanda19's Edible Fruits
Update: 4052 days 13hrs

Comments: -

We have about 6 reds and 9 yellows. They are thriving, easy to grow and bear prolifically.

I think the yellows are sweeter n milder but the reds are a taste sensation.

The yellows planted this year, the reds over last 2 yrs. I haven't pruned as yet.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 15

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Manure, clay, straw, blood n bone 10% potash.

Pest Control:

None needed as yet.

I remove the leaf eating weevils by hand.

Organic Status:Organic


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Guava - Strawberry 8/10

Minky1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3400 days 24hrs

Comments: -

In pot about to be put in ground.  Since putting in ground in Nov 09 has flourished, starting to flower but hit and miss with pollination. Lots of new growth and flower buds February 10.

Been in ground for 10 months, very happy, abundance  of new growth and lots of flower buds - just ate a guava - flavour great, shame about those tooth breaking seeds.  Plant is wider than it is in height.

Is quite a good tree that produces hugh amount of fruit, again shame about those seeds - might have to try juicing them.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2007

Height 64 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 30 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol, banana special

When I Fertilise: Never and Spring

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Organic


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Guava - Strawberry (Grafted) 8/10

Birdybooo1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2946 days 10hrs

Comments: - We have a small strip of dirt on the side of our driveway. Instead of growing flowers or oriental plants, I decided that we would put something edible in it. I planted a row of 4 Guava plants last year. I didn't really give the plants much attention. Just planted them in some mushroom compost mixed into the soil with some slow release fertiliser. I didn't water them, I left them to their own devices. They seem to be doing fine without any extra attention. I noticed last week that they have new flower buds so finger cross we will get a couple of fruits this year. 

Planted: 2011

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 4

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: slow release fertiliser

When I Fertilise: Yearly and Spring

Pest Control: Nothing seem to want to attacke these guys. However I did have to use copper spray once when I noticed a couple of leaves curling.

Organic Status:Organic


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Guava - Strawberry (Seedling) 3/10

BJ11_old_address's Edible Fruits
Update: 3177 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Four little plants from Bunnings, planted quite close together (just over 1m apart as I'm hoping to create a dense hedge) in 2010. I've loaded them with compost and some blood & bone. Hopefully the soil improvements will be enough - but the soil is very poor and likely to stunt their growth (hence planting them so close)! They really don't appear to enjoy large amounts of WA sun (they will be blasted in summer) so I'm hoping they can make it. I've recently tasted a few strawberry guavas in my grandfather's yard in Melbourne. Delicious ... I hope that in time mine are as tasty!

They are quite fast growers, doubling in size in less than 6 months. They appear to be quite bushy - they tips are already touching (which is good from my perspective - a dense hedge is exactly what I want). I've tip pruned to encourage strength rather than straggly. Flowers and baby fruit have already appeared (October 2010)

I'm actually not thrilled with these guys. They all have the yellow guava instead of the pink, and they are getting hit by disease quite hard. They might end up being relocated (and replaced with a known feijoa) or 'donated'. Not a bad looking plant ... but just not the flavour I wanted.

Jan 2012 - tough as old boots, fruit well ... but boring.

Planted: 2010

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 4

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

None so far

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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pat1 says... [2586 days 9hrs ago]
my tree is planted under a white shahtoot mulberry and gets some shade in summer and grows very well. Fruits a lot but can get attacked by fruitfly. Fruits produced in colder weather are very sweet and juicy and has much better flavour than those produced in summer.

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Guava - Strawberry (Seedling) 10/10

Zengarden's Edible Fruits
Update: 3057 days 22hrs

Comments: - Great tasting fruit and tree. Growing in a pot and has a great shape, leaf and bark. 

Fruiting Months January, February, March

Planted: 2006

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter, Compost

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: Fruit Fly baits

Organic Status:Organic


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Steven's Edible Fruits
Update: 3715 days 21hrs

Comments: - Has grown a bit, its starting to flower now. Once i plant it in the ground i think it will shoot up.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Guava - Strawberry 10/10

VioletCactus1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3943 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Like the Yellow Cherry Guava, a very attractive shrub that fruits prolifically in summer. hen they are really ripe, these are my favourites of all the guavas I am growing.

Fruiting Months February and March

Planted: 2006

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

None needed

Organic Status:Organic


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Guava - Strawberry (Cutting) 5/10

Pat1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2558 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Fruits readily but they are quite small.  Flavour is good in colder seasons but rather bland in hot weather.  Trees are easy to grow and carefree.  I still prefer the normal guavas.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, December

Planted: 2007

Height 1 metres

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Guava - Strawberry (Seedling)

Phil3's Edible Fruits
Update: 3836 days 18hrs

Comments: -

I love the fruit of these and our neighbour had one when we lived near the coast which we often sampled. His was grown in sandy soil and grown in full sun and thrived. Different conditions here so intersted to see how it fares.

Planted: 2010

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Pollination: No


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Guava - Strawberry

Sesame1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1396 days 9hrs

Comments: - Beautiful tree. Easy to grow. Flower in spring and again in February.

Planted: 2014

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Guava - Strawberry

Dekka's Edible Fruits
Update: 4065 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Many flowers but no fruit as yet.


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Guava - Strawberry 7/10

Davewastech's Edible Fruits
Update: 733 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Strawberry Guava aka Cherry Guava aka Cattley Guava (Psidium cattleyanum)

A good "grazing" shrub when fruit are ripening. Quite ornamental, suited as a screen. Planted one of the red and one of the yellow fruited Strawberry Guavas. The yellow (photo) suffers from Qld fruit fly, but so far the red is less affected. So I'd say the red is a better shrub. ( I'll eventually get rid of the yellow)

Taste of reds vary a bit - I know of a red in somebody's yard with bigger and much yummier fruits than others I've tried, but the Qld ff think it's yummier too.

So I would give the yellow a Satisfaction rating of 3. The red I'd give 6. And if I could find one of the big yummy kind then that would be a 9.

It is classed as a weed in wet sub-tropics and wet tropics.

Update Sept 2018 - the yellow one is gradually becoming sicker looking - probably time to dig it out shortly. The red one looks fine. 



Fruiting Months February and March

Planted: 2012

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: NPK

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

The yellow suffers from fruit fly, so I use a big mosi net over it.

But so far the red doesn't need anything.

Organic Status:Organic


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Guava - Strawberry (Seedling) 7/10

Dimity Cottage1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1329 days 19hrs

Comments: - I enjoy the flavour and hope to use to make a drink when tree is bearing enough fruit.

Fruiting Months January, February, March

Planted: 2013

Height 3 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Amgrow Organic Fruit Fertilizer and Composted Manure

Pest Control: When there is a problem and I also use Benificial Insects

Organic Status:Certified

Question: I am growing it in a very large pot, will I have to repot it if I keep it pruned.


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Guava - Strawberry (Seedling) 7/10

Jenny's Edible Fruits
Update: 2913 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Have been told these are delicious, and also that i will have to keep the fruit fly away too. It is growing really well in the pot so far, had a couple of flowers but just too early for fruit, i guess.

doing well potted it up to tree bag

flowering Spring 2012 - should get fruit this time

Planted: 2009

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Guava - Strawberry 6/10

Melissa1's Edible Fruits
Update: 4055 days 15hrs

Comments: - Still quite small. Haven't had any fruit yet. 

Planted: 2009

Height 10 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control: None to date. Doesn't seem to have any pest so far.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Guava - Strawberry (Seedling)

Fay1's Edible Fruits
Update: 4064 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Grew this in Darwin, but skin colour is redder here.

Planted: 2008

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 10 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Guava - Strawberry 8/10

WendyBellbirdPark1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3834 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Have just planted 2 of these. Now they have been in 6months. they are looking healthy and have put on new growth tho they have not grown in height. Now they have been in 10 months I have pulled one out as it was no longer doing well and replaced it with a hawaiin guava which had looked streesed  in a pot.

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

Will use Ecco oil and Healthy Earth products if they are needed but so far they have not needed any thing in the pest line.


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Guava - Strawberry (Seedling) 10/10

Julie1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2795 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Planted in pots in full sun. Nice little shrub, fairly drought hardy but needs daily watering when hot because the pots are relatively small.

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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