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Psidium cattleianum RED 40-50cm

Psidium cattleianum RED 40-50cm

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Product Description

Psidium cattleianum "RED" is an appealing cultivar of the strawberry guava, known for its striking red fruits and ornamental charm. This tropical fruit tree features glossy, dark green leaves that provide an attractive backdrop for the small, vibrant red fruits it produces. While these fruits are smaller than traditional guavas, they are celebrated for their sweet and slightly tart flavor, making them a sought-after choice for fruit enthusiasts. The "RED" cultivar not only offers delicious fruit but also adds visual appeal to gardens and landscapes with its lush foliage and eye-catching red fruit clusters, enhancing the aesthetic allure of outdoor spaces.

Cultivation: Cultivating Psidium cattleianum "RED" can be a rewarding experience if you follow these essential cultivation tips:

  1. Climate: "RED" strawberry guavas thrive in tropical to subtropical climates with mild winters and warm summers. They are sensitive to frost and should be protected or grown in a sheltered area if frost is a concern.

  2. Sunlight: Plant "RED" guava trees in a location that receives full sunlight for most of the day. They require at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight to produce healthy fruit.

  3. Soil: Ensure well-draining, loamy soil that is slightly acidic (pH 5.5-6.5) for optimal growth. Amending the soil with organic matter like compost can improve its quality.

  4. Watering: Provide regular, deep watering to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Once established, these trees are somewhat drought-tolerant, but regular watering promotes fruit development.

  5. Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring and early summer to provide essential nutrients for growth and fruit production. Follow package instructions for the specific fertilizer you choose.

  6. Pruning: Prune your "RED" guava tree to shape it and remove any dead or overcrowded branches. Pruning can also help improve air circulation and sunlight penetration.

  7. Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids, scales, and fruit flies. Regular inspection and appropriate treatment, if needed, can prevent infestations.

  8. Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the tree to conserve moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds.

  9. Harvesting: "RED" strawberry guavas are ready to harvest when they turn slightly soft and develop a sweet fragrance. Gently twist or cut the fruits from the tree to avoid damaging the branches.

By following these cultivation tips, you can enjoy the striking beauty and delicious red fruits of Psidium cattleianum "RED" in your garden while ensuring a healthy and productive tree.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.


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Plant height: 40-50cm

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