Plant in full sun if possible for flower and fruit production.
Soil – Guavadilla plants have deep roots, so plant in deep and fertile soil
with a pH of between 6 – 6.5. Using a good organic compost would be
perfect. Water well and ensure that the site has good drainage
Watering – Guavadilla plants do not like water logged soil. Transplant to an area
with a fence or trellis as they are very vigorous growers. After
transplanting water daily if very hot weather and no rain, otherwise
every 2nd day
Fertilising – An organic, slow release fertiliser can be used in summer before
Pruning – If in a cool climate prune in late winter; in hotter climates you can
prune immediately after fruiting.
It is very important to prune well once the plant has flourished. Cut old
or dead shoots down completely and trim the healthier branches to
about a third, and even remove many of them completely to ensure air
circulation as this will stimulate new growth.
Fruit only grows on new growth.
Pests – You can spray your Guavadilla vine with an organic pesticide like
Neem oil mixed with a small amount of dish washer in 1 litre of water.
You cannot keep this mixture for more than 8hrs, but it can be used on
all your fruit trees every 2 weeks for prevention of pests, aphids etc.
Harvesting- When the fruit is ready they drop off onto the ground. Place them into
the fridge immediately to prevent the insides going mouldy