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Psidium guajawa Guava tree Jambu batu Mythaceae

Psidium guajawa, Guava, Jambu klutuk, Jambu batu


Psidium guajawa, Guava, Jambu klutuk, Jambu batu

Named after the Greek word for pomegranate, this genusPsidium guajawa, Guava, Jambu klutuk, Jambu batu of about 100 species of evergreen trees and shrubs, growing to 30 ft (9 m) high, originated in Central and South America.
They are grown for their fruit and foliage.
Their simple leaves are arranged opposite one another.
The clusters of 5-petalled white flowers are usually large and are followed by the decorative fruits.
Each fruit is a globular to pear-shaped berry with red or yellow skin.
The fruits are mostly used to make jellies, jams and juice but are available fresh in subtropical areas.
Cultivation: Guavas need a warm to hot climate, a protected position and rich, moist, free-draining soil.
Tip prune for a compact shape.
Propagate from seed or cuttings, or by layering or grafting.