Most guavas listed here are air layers, not grafts. The smaller much less candy varieties are stated to be extra nematode-resistant, I am attempting the one which’s presupposed to be very resistant (cattleyanum) nevertheless it hasn’t fruited but. If it is not tasty I’ll simply hold it as rootstock. Had a strawberry guava that was small, fully unimpressive style nevertheless it died years in the past, nevertheless it will also be resulting from shady spot it was rising in.
I develop a number of varieties and have posted tasting movies on them on my youtube channel. hyperlinks beneath. Have been fruiting Barbie Pink and Tikal for a number of years, Tikal is much less candy of the 2 however usually they’re very comparable. Barbie Pink is big and fruits just about all 12 months spherical for me, no fruit flies in winter months so no have to bag, however in summer season beginning April-Might they’re ravaged and can’t be left with out bagging. however the fruit can be a bit smaller and sweetness is much less intense in winter, however typically there are exceptions.
My Barbie Pink is a contented tree, rising in very calcareous soil that we had been dumping to that space from pond digging, by no means thought it could be good for something however the guardian tree that was rising in “higher” soil died, and this air layer has trippled in measurement its first 12 months, and goes nuts. My spouse is in love with Barbie Pink style and would not need every other guavas, lol, to her it is the sweetest and best-tasting one as a result of she says it tastes like strawberry cream from her childhood, extraordinarily fragrant. For that measurement fruit, the seed element isn’t that unhealthy and the seed containing core is definitely the creamiest and sweetest half. I would not scoop it out like Kaz did in his picture
I like guavas with a bit of little bit of acidity and crunchiness and white varieties are extra interesting to me, I procured a few excellent varieties however air layers have been dying on me for some cause. So final 2 years I have not been capable of propagate.
Listed below are the tasting movies on totally different guava varieties from my backyard, with essentially the most spectacular tasting fruit: