Guava tree is tropical fruit thrives in warm environments. The following advice can help you develop and maintain guava trees. Also consider to check pH of soil in which you are going to plant them.
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Advice For Guava Tree Gardening
- Guava trees should be planted in a sunny spot with well-draining soil. They favour a pH of 6.0 to 6.5.
- Regularly water your guava plants but watch out not to overwater it. Between waterings, let the soil slightly dry out.
- Give your guava plant a balanced fertilizer once a month.
- To shape the plant and remove dead or broken limbs, prune your guava tree. This will promote new growth and aid in the tree’s ability to bear more fruit.
- Use chemical insecticides or organic pest management techniques to keep your guava plant free of pests like fruit flies and aphids.
- Mulch around the guava tree’s base to keep the soil moist and keep weeds down.
- To ensure a steady flow of water around the base of the tree, instal a drip irrigation system or soaker hose.
- If your guava tree is young and not yet self-supporting, use a stake or trellis to support it.
To improve the likelihood of fruit production and successful pollination, plant more than one guava plant. Guavas are self-incompatible, so in order to produce fruit, another guava plants must cross-pollinate with them.
During winter weather, protect your guava fruit from frost by covering it with a burlap cloth or frost blanket. Guava trees are susceptible to damage from frost.