FRUIT TREE: Strawberry Guava - Sold per plant - FREE ISLANDWIDE DELIVERY AVAILABLE
By Nature Touch Farms From Jamaica
Strawberry Guava – Beautiful, fruit-bearing shrub that is native to South America, specifically Brazil.
Strawberry guava is a large shrub or small tree that is native to South America and loves a warm climate. There are some good reasons to choose strawberry guava plants over the common guava, including more attractive fruit and foliage, and a better tasting tropical fruit.
Strawberry guava (Psidium littoralei) is also known as cattley guava, purple guava, or Chinese guava, although it is native to the Americas. Strawberry guava generally grows to heights between six and 14 feet (2 to 4 meters), although they can grow taller. As the name suggests, this tree usually produces a red fruit, but yellow fruits are also possible. The fruit on the strawberry guava is similar to that of the common guava: a fragrant, juicy pulp with seeds. However, the flavor of this type of guava is said to have a strawberry essence and is considered to be less musky. It can be eaten fresh or used to make puree, juice, jam, or jelly.
Once a plantation has been established, the work should not be considered finished. It will be necessary, for example, to protect the plantation against weather, fire, insects and fungi, and animals. A variety of cultural treatments also may be required to meet the purpose of the plantation.
The plants need fertilizer thrice a year – in summer, spring, and fall. Use a high-quality granular citrus fertilizer with a ratio of 6-6-6 for the best results.
WATERING AND WEED CONTROL
When growing a strawberry guava tree, soil considerations are not too important. It will tolerate poor soils that other fruit trees will not, including limestone soils. If you do have poor soil, your tree may need more watering to produce fruit. This tree is hardier and will tolerate more difficult conditions than common guava. Although it prefers a warmer climate, the strawberry guava will remain hardy down to temperatures as low as 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-5 Celsius). It does best in full sun. The strawberry guava tree that produces red fruit is also very drought tolerant, while the yellow fruit-producing tree can take occasional flooding. These trees are generally considered a pest and disease-free.
PRUNING AND SHAPE OF GUAVA TREE
The Strawberry guava plant naturally stays in shape; however, if you’re planting it for landscaping purposes, a little pruning can go a long way. They have a naturally pretty form. Nonetheless, you can cut off any branches that are invasive or growing outside the borders. Tipping the branches will also mean bushier growth if that’s what you want. The ideal time to prune is in fall, once the fruit season is over.
PEST & DISEASE FOR GUAVA TREE
Every fruit tree has the future potential for disease and insect damage. Factors such as location and weather will play a part in which issues your tree encounters. If available, disease-resistant trees are the best option for easy care; and for all trees, proper maintenance (such as watering, fertilizing, pruning, spraying, weeding, and fall cleanup) can help keep most insects and diseases at bay.
HARVESTING YOUR GUAVA TREE
Strawberry guava trees typically bloom throughout the year in mild climates. However, the best time is spring. The fruit properly ripens between 90 and 150 days, once the flowers have finished blooming. If left to ripen on the tree, fruits develop a better flavor. The trees continue to grow after transplanting and bear fruit after 2-4 years. Although the trees can survive as long as 40 years, their fruit production declines after 15 years.
1. Prioritize your tree planting with the sun’s direction to maximize shade by planting on the southwestern and western sides of your home
2. Guava is very hardy. It can thrive on all types of soil from alluvial to lateric. However, it is sensitive to waterlogging. It can be grown on heavier but well-drained soil. Deep friable and well-drained soils are the best. The topsoil should be rich for a better stand. Soil pH range of 4.5 to 8.2 is congenial for guava but saline or alkaline soils are unsuitable.
3. Strawberry guava can spread fast and grows well in full sun. It grows well in warmer temperatures, typically between 70-85°F (21-29°C).
4. Needs regular, ample watering. Although the plants can tolerate short periods of drought, guava red trees need proper hydration. They need even more water during fruit development so the berries can ripen properly. Regular irrigation at least once a week, once the plant matures, is good enough to maintain healthy growth
5. For Commercial Plantation, standard spacing for guava is, 6m x 6m, accommodating 112 plants /acre. However, it is commonly planted at a distance of 3.6 m to 5.4m (12' to 18'). Traditional planting spaces in some parts of the country range even up to 5.4 to 7.0m (18’o 23'). By increasing plant density, productivity can be increased. Although there would be a reduction in the size of fruits, the number of fruits per plant remains more or less similar.
6. In a home garden generally, we are planting one or two guava fruit along with other species of fruit plants. So it is better to keep a minimum 7-meter distance from other plants to plant a guava
7. 100% sunlight is best but can grow up to 50 % shade
We do take every possible care to grow healthy plants and send these out in the variety as labeled.
We are very careful with packing and handling our plants, however it is the responsibility of the purchaser to promptly unpack, plant and care for the plants appropriately once they arrive.
Please read cultivation notes for each variety carefully, as Nature Touch Farms will not be held accountable for the care of plants once they leave our premises.
Images are for reference purposes only. Actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.
We will dispatch your plant order as soon as possible.
Please note the plants are individually wrapped, prepped and packaged to ensure safety in transit and this takes time.
During busy periods, plant orders can take up to 7 days to process, so please notify us of any dates we need to take into account when sending your plants.
8. During dry weather, initially water the plant once in two days, and after one month of planting water every 7 to 10 days during the first year.
9. Do not use chemical fertilizer or any other chemicals on your newly planted trees. Such products will kill your young trees. If needed you can add chemical fertilizers in small quantity (generally below 100gm) after two to three months of planting with sufficient irrigation.
10. Do not overwater or allow rainwater so much that you see standing water in the pit area of the plant. It will damage the plant’s roots and results in the die of your plant.
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ORDER PROCESSING & DELIVERY
islandwide door to door delivery service, Knutsford Express or you can choose to do onsite
pick up. Other delivery arrangements can be made for a fee.
Orders are processed & dispatched for delivery on Fridays, once the order has been made on or before Thursday 12 midday and payment has been cleared.
For GoCool Courier delivery pick ups are made from our location on Fridays and delivery done islandwide on Saturdays within the Kingston, Ocho Rios & Montego Bay areas. Other areas within the island, deliveries will be done on Mondays .
For each order a Tracking Number is provided to facilitate tracking of your delivery.
Orders can be collected between the hours of10 am to 5 pm at the nearest Knutsford Express location or at our onsite location.
usually prep the fruit tree before shipping to prevent plant shock during the delivery process. 99% of the time, the trees arrive alive to their final destination. Our trees are shipped in a
grow bag with soil.
island wide in Jamaica only. No minimum purchase requirement.
Although we have recently experienced significant increases in labor, shipping and packing
costs. We have decided to maintain our FREE SHIPPING ON ALL OUR FRUIT TREES
ONLY policy. We have negotiated a deep discounted rate with our chosen courier service providers. Our trees are grown in plastic grow bags or plastic containers and shipped in carton boxes.
GENERAL WARRANTY & RETURN POLICY
We do our very best to ensure that everything is perfect with your order and that you are 100% satisfied.
However, we know that sometimes even with our best efforts things can still go wrong.
Therefore, for every order purchased (fruits, vegetables, spices & seasonings) an additional 10% is provided FREE OF COST to replace any faults/damages/spoilage.
If you receive your order in an unsatisfactory condition, please take a few pictures and submit them via email to our email address: [email protected] or WhatsApp the pictures to 1-876532--9441. Please do this within 24 hours of receiving your package.
We will review your email or WhatsApp message & pictures and get back to you within 5 working days.
Remember to keep the box in case we ask you to ship the package back to us at our expense.
WHAT IS YOUR WARRANTY & RETURN POLICY ON THE FRUIT TREES & OTHER PLANTS?
Our warranty only covers the fruit tree arriving alive and in fair condition. If you receive your fruit tree in a condition in which the tree may not survive, please take a few pictures and submit them via email to our address: [email protected] or WhatsApp the pictures to 1-876-532-9441. Please do this within 48 hours of receiving your tree. We will review your email or WhatsApp message & pictures and get back to you within a few days. Remember to keep the box in case we ask you to ship the plant back to us ant our expense. Our warranty does not apply once you have planted the tree on the ground.
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