My pineapple guava have fallen off the tree so I thought would be ready but they are firm inside and hollow in the centre. I left a couple on the ground after falling for a couple of days but it doesn't make any difference. Can I still use them-for jam or anything? Thanks, Moira
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Harvesting is tricky with Guava fruit.
My pineapple guava is loaded with blossoms but they won't open and have started falling off the tree. Is my soil lacking could I be watering too much. I live in southern California and we had a very wet winter. The tree is beautiful, leaves are a little small, but it is very fully foliaged.
This could be a sign of too much water or a nutrient deficiency. Pineapple guava prefer slightly acidic soil. You can use an acidic fertilizer or bloom boosting fertilizer to see if there is any change. This article may help:
We live in coastal Florida. Our sprinklers are high saline due to saltwater encroachment in our shallow wells. Will the pineapple guava tolerate salt spray as well as the heat-humidity? Thank You.
A Pineapple Guava may suffer damage from excess salts.
Here are some links with more information.
Hello! How long does it take for this tree to fully mature (i.e. reach it's maximum spread of 10-15 ft.)? Thanks!
Pineapple guavas usually grow about 2 feet per year, which means it should take 5 to 7 years for your tree to reach its peak height. You can read more about pineapple guavas here:
Hi everyone, I have a pineapple guava tree unfortunately was dried out due to lack of water for 2 weeks last winter. I have repotted it and watered it twice a week. I notice that there are some water shoots coming out from the roots and stem. I am wondering if I should removed all the hard dried leaves because they would not drop for over 3 months now. Any advice is welcome. Thank you.
If you are still seeing new growth, then it still has a chance. Prune it back when the cold weather is gone. This will help it to come back. Here is an article for more information on the plant: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/pineapple-guava/feijoa-pineapple-guava-info.htm&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwiwt-uxt5TZAhUKjSwKHfrtAHUQFggFMAA&client=internal-uds-cse&cx=009296322515861343460:jftykenwinc&usg=AOvVaw2k9F18uXDDb6_gCi5TlLkg
From this article it seems like dead branches should be pruned, and one sign to determine dead branches is that they will have dead leaves hanging (not dropping the dead leaves). In this case it’s majority of the tree. In order to keep it healthy should I remove all branches with dead leaves hanging and leave the main stem be?
Thank you BushDoctor for the quick answer. Since the new growth is only at the very base of the root and the first split of the main stem, I hesitate to prune everything. It's southern California with average temperature of 60+. Would you suggest that I first try removing all the dead leaves to allow new new room to grow at least? thank you.
Hi Just wondering if you have any advice - I bought a pineapple guava plant couple of weeks ago and put it in a sheltered spot outside. Last week the leaves started to curl and I assumed it didn't like the drop in temperature so brought it inside to a cooler place near a window. The leaves are still curled and getting worse so I'm worried it's not going to recover. Do you have any ideas what has upset it and if I can fix it? Thank you Jenny
Could you include a picture? I am likely to say that it could be temperature, or over/under-watering. If you can provide a picture, then I can better see what I am dealing with.
Thank you. I have posted the question again with a picture as it wouldn't let me add one after.
Update to previous question as it wouldn't let me add a picture afterwards: "Hi Just wondering if you have any advice - I bought a pineapple guava plant couple of weeks ago and put it in a sheltered spot outside. Last week the leaves started to curl and I assumed it didn't like the drop in temperature so brought it inside to a cooler place near a window. The leaves are still curled and getting worse so I'm worried it's not going to recover. Do you have any ideas what has upset it and if I can fix it? Thank you Jenny"
This does appear to be cold damage. It also seems to be a mild pH issue as well. You can add dolomitic lime to the soil to correct the pH, but the cold damage will just have to heal on its own. It is likely that the leaves will start dropping, but this will be followed by new growth that should look normal.