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Strawberry Guava
Psidium littorale longipes
Uses: Culinary Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 9-10)
When to Sow: Anytime Ease of Germination: Moderate
Treasured for its unique and nutritious fruits, strawberry guava is a small shrubby tree that yields sweet, tart strawberry-flavoured fruits high in vitamin C that can be eaten fresh or in preserves. The trees are native to the South and Central America, have shedding, cinnamon-coloured bark and scented flowers when in bloom. They grow to about 3 m (10 ft). They are drought tolerant and somewhat hardy, tolerating limited cold temperatures but not extended freezing. They are self-fertilizing, producing small purple-red fruits after they flower. Fruits are abundant, and mature to the size of large marbles. They may be bothered by fruit flies, but are generally disease-free. Outside, they do best in climates that are similar to their native zones, but are excellent container plants for those in colder areas, growing and fruiting indoors in sunny exposures or greenhouses.
S3045 Seeds $7.00/pkt
Currency: United States Dollar

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