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Growing Pineapple Guavas

 
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phoenixtropicals
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:22 am    Post subject: Growing Pineapple Guavas Reply with quote

I have been growing pineapple guava trees for about 3 years and I am already getting some fruit. I have both Coolidge and a Nazemetz pineapple guava trees, and they are planted relatively close to one another. Also, when they flowered I hand pollinated both of them with each other. Interestingly, only the Nazemetz bore fruit. The fruit was small and fairly tart but still tasty. See the included photo.


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Dauntless



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:45 am    Post subject: Pineapple guava Reply with quote

I just planted mine a month or so ago. I'm glad to hear that after 3 years you are getting fruit. I have read that it can take 10 years. Three is so much better!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do these grow well in Southern California? I would like to plant some exotic fruits and these look beautiful.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, they are actually easier to grow in SC than in the Phoenix area. In fact, all the ones we buy here come from SC.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

can you tell me which variety of pineapple guava grow and taste better in Phoneix? Coolidge or Nazemetz?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They both taste good. If I recall correctly the coolidge is a little more sweet while the nazemetz is more tart, but both good. The nazemetz is more oblong in shape and a little bigger. I recommend buying both because they cross pollinate each other.

By the way, that first post was a while ago. I got a lot of fruit off of both of them last year.
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CardinalTetra1



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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pineapple guavas also do well here in Las Vegas. I am hand pollinating them because of the lack of bees.

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