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Old 08-25-2012, 07:07 PM   #141 (permalink)
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:03 PM   #142 (permalink)
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When I bought this it was labeled as a Giant Cuban Guava, the ripe fruit are yellow and baseball size. The tree is about 30 foot tall and the trunk has a 16 inch circumference. The guava is the hardest softwood tree I have worked with, and the wood has many uses.

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Old 11-25-2012, 12:27 PM   #145 (permalink)
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I have a guava tree that was already in the yard of the new house.. it is probably around 10 y/o. Didn't get photos of flowers and fruit, but the friut was full of worms... really bad. I think it was neglected for years just like the orange tree that is also in the back yard. Birds loved the guava, so it will be good to attract wildlife if nothing else.
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How does the Malaysian Red taste?
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:25 PM   #149 (permalink)
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How does the Malaysian Red taste?
For me not that good. Nice looking plant and flowers but worth growing for fruit.Guava Beaumont Red I think is PRETTY GOOD
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I have a guava tree that was already in the yard of the new house.. it is probably around 10 y/o. Didn't get photos of flowers and fruit, but the friut was full of worms... really bad. I think it was neglected for years just like the orange tree that is also in the back yard. Birds loved the guava, so it will be good to attract wildlife if nothing else.
The Caribbean fruit fly has been a real problem for guava and several other tropical fruits for many years in Florida. If you want to try to save some for eating, find "Surround" at one of the on line garden stores and spray while they are still green and again just before they start turning color. You will get at least 50% unstung The Surround is a parafin based coating that deters the pest from stinging the fruit and laying an egg which morphs into the larva.
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Thanks Dmangologist... maybe I'll try that next year. It was a shame b/c there really wasn't even one fruit that was edible on the whole tree.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:04 PM   #152 (permalink)
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Hmmmm... I'm going to pass on that project lol.
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Some of the commercial guys will bag their fruit. It is time consuming, but will save your fruit from attack.
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Good suggestion Nicolas. Do you think that netting the tree ( mine is fairly compact ) after blooming would keep the flies off or are the flies small enough to get in there or under it? Would be easier than bagging, but timing would be critical.
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It would have to be pretty thin netting, perhaps 1/16 inch.
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I have several guava trees, most too large for netting. Last year I found a new product on line called Surround, which is a parafin based powder. You mix with water and spray a couple of times before color or indication of ripening. It coats the guava and is reasonably effective in preventing fruit fly damage. Fruit fly are not that tiny.
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Wow, I thought you guys were joking. I've never had that problem with any fruit.

Sounds like all the Caribbean fruit flies went to Florida.

Just looked at a photo, that's one ugly bug and I'm glad we don't have them.
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