The Q&A Archives: Pineapple guava blossoms all fell off...

Question: I recently bought a pineapple guava. It is still in it's original pot,and seems happy.There was a nice profusion of flowers, but they all fell off, so now there won't be any fruit.What might have happened?

Answer: Pineapple Guava is self-fertile, but the pollen needs to be transferred from the male parts of the flowers to the female parts in order for fruit to set. Pollen is usually transferred by insects but it might also drop on its own, or be carried by wind. The weather needs to be clear and warm for pollination to take place. I suspect it was either too cold for insects to visit, or it was too wet (or the plant received overhead sprinkling during blossoming). You won't have fruit this time, but next time it blooms you may have better luck. I hope so!

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