Native to central and southern America, the Guava is cultivated for its edible fruit throughout many subtropical and tropical parts of the world. The Guava is an evergreen, shallow rooted shrub or small tree with spreading branches, producing fragrant white flowers and round shaped fruit. Depending upon variety the outer skin may be rough and bitter, or soft and sweet. The inner pulp also varies from an off white to a deep pink and may too be either sweet or sour.

  • Plant & Growing Tips:

    Tolerant to various soil types, but does produce better in rich soils that are high in organic matter.

    Enjoys a location that allows full sun.

    Most mature guava are fairly cold-hardy and can survive as low as 5 °C for short periods of time, but younger plants tend to succumb to cold conditions. Notably, strawberry guavas can handle much cooler climates than most other types.

    Ideally, provide a frost free location. If planted in a pot, place indoors during cooler months.

    Overhead protection and planting on the warm side of a building or structure will often provide suitable frost protection when guavas are in cooler areas.

    Protect your plants from strong winds.

    Can survive dry summers with little rainfall. However, plants will do best when provided with regular deep watering.

    Perfect for use as fruiting hedges with several closely together, as a stand-alone landscape specimen or in a potted container as a compact, small mass fruiting shrub.

    Prune to encourage woody stems close to main framework which will bear fruit.

    It is preferable to plant your guava at the onset or during the rainy season.

  • Fertiliser Applications:

    Stage: Pre-plant

    Product: Dinofert Organic Fertiliser, Dinofert Standard Pellets

    Gardener Use: 20-25 cups (4 -5kg)

    Commercial Use: 5kg/site

    Comments: Incorporate to a depth of 30cm at each site. Apply 3 weeks before planting. Autumn or Spring is the best time to plant.


    Stage: Young & Mature Trees

    Product: Dinofert Organic Fertiliser, Dinofert Standard Pellets

    Gardener Use: 2 ½ -10 cups (0.5-2kg

    Commercial Use: Up to 2.5kg

    Comments: Start at 500g and progress to higher rates within each year of age up to the maximum amount. With young trees, the fertiliser should not be placed too close to the trunk. Fertilise in spring and again in early autumn.


Please note that the above information and recommendations are provided in good faith and are given without liability for loss or damage suffered as a result of their application. Optimum response to fertilisers will only be achieved when weeds, insect pests and diseases are controlled and adequate soil water is available.

Fertiliser use recommendations are presented as a practical guide to good agronomic practice under most situations. Local soil, climatic and other conditions should also be taken into account as these could affect plant response to fertiliser rates and applications.

For further information we recommend you seek advice from your local agronomist.