The Guava develops in an erect manner and, as the years go by, becomes a tree. These plants have a sapling deportment, with a short stem with a small roundish crown. The Guava Is small in size; in spring it assumes a white colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round.
It is advisable to position this plant in a partially shady place, where it is exposed to direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day. The Guava can't stand temperatures below zero; they should be grown in cold green houses or at least in a place where they are sheltered by the wind; when every risk of late freezings has gone by we can place them outside or remove the protections.Usually the specimens which have been planted for a long time arenít frightened by the inclement weather, anyhow we suggest to mulch the soil around the young plants, using straw or dry leaves. Young plants usually are provided with stakes, so that they can develop erect.
During this period of the year the the Guava needs regular watering, which should be done letting the soil dry between one watering and the other; letís irrigate every 2-3 weeks with about 1-2 buckets of water . As maintenance to our fruit orchard, to avoid other plants from using the water and fertilizer which we give to our fruit plants, letís remember periodically to clean from infesting plants, hoeing the soil on the surface.
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
These fruit plants need a slightly heavy soil, which withholds humidity little.
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.