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Dallas, Texas
Jul 28, 2017 7:15 AM CST
Hello all, Im new to the forum. Love plants, love fruit trees, love gardening!

I am Brazilian born and raised, but have lived in Dallas Texas most of my life. I have been trying to grow Guava.
When me and my wife got married we went to Hawaii and I brought back some guava seeds..this was 2006.
I planted them and it sprouted and I have moved the tree to a big pot. The tree is about 4' tall and very healthy! it gets brought inside in the winter and lives outside spring to now its been close to 10 years that ive had this tree and no flowers!....any suggestions?

Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Jul 28, 2017 3:41 PM CST
1 st. It needs to be in ground.
2 nd. Its a tropical plant.
An old neighbor of mine grew some inbetween 6 foot fence and patio in N/W corner. Kept it covered with blue tarp year round. It never got any direct sun. It's low humidity hear. But. You have the humidity that might help it.
Neighboor gave me a few one time. He was proud. He thought they were great and everybody told him that he couldn't grow them hear.
They were tiny and full of seeds.
Well !😕! I never asked him for anymore. Yuck !😜!
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Jul 28, 2017 6:37 PM CST
Which Guava do you have? Hopefully not the one that grows wild and is nothing but rock hard seeds. Smiling I have grown Pineapple Guava - it has wonderful fruit and beautiful edible flowers.

Guava don't grow very big and are supposed to make good container plants but do require a large (24 x 24 inches) pot. One thing I did notice when I had a guava is that they require full sun. Also, as its in a pot, it will require a regular fertilizing schedule with some organic granular fertilizer. They prefer slightly acidic soil (soil formulated for azaleas and camellias) and are drought tolerant - let the soil dry a little between waterings.

Keep us posted.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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Jul 28, 2017 6:48 PM CST
I recently planted a pineapple guava, but my Mexican neighbors all like the big seedy ones, and my Asian neighbors have a different, large fruited one that is more flavorful. All require full sun. I have no idea what varieties they are, but they do produce fruit in our somewhat alkaline soil, and the big ones are blooming now.

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