Position – Your pineapple guava needs full sun, if possible. They can tolerate some shade but require a minimum of 6 hours of sun daily.
Size – They are small trees, growing to about 3 metres tall. They can be pruned to the size you prefer after a couple of years.
Soil Type – Pineapple guavas can grow in most soils but thrive in slightly acidic, rich, well-draining soil. They’ll do well in a large container.
Watering – Water your tree frequently after transplanting. Then, water it every 2 to 3 days in hot, dry weather and once a week in winter.
Fertilising – Fertilise it every couple of months after transplanting with 8-8-8 organic fertiliser. The fertiliser you use should contain trace elements like copper, boron, magnesium, zinc, manganese, and iron. You can also add a bag of our volcanic rock dust when planting.
Pruning – It isn’t necessary to prune a pineapple guava tree unless you want to shape it to your preference after a few years.
Pests – Few pests and diseases affect pineapple guava trees. You may occasionally find aphids, mealybugs, and scales. Use our recommended organic solutions, which usually work well.
Mulch – Mulching conserves the moisture content in the soil, prevents weeds, and insulates the plant in winter. Use organic mulch like grass cuttings or wood chips.
Harvesting – This hardy plant will provide you with abundant fruit from autumn to early winter each year. Ripe fruits will smell fragrant and the green to reddish-pink skin with have softened a little, giving a bit under pressure.