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Asked by moirah on April 17, 2016
Pineapple Guava

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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Downtoearthdigs
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Asked by Marie Ochi on May 8, 2017
Pineapple Guava

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.

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DLarum
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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:

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/pineapple-guava/feijoa-pineapple-guava-info.htm

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Asked by Frank Sanders on May 28, 2017
Salt Spray Tolerance

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.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Asked by larrytoya@comcast.net on August 4, 2017
Pineapple Guava Tree Growth Rate

Hello! How long does it take for this tree to fully mature (i.e. reach it’s maximum spread of 10-15 ft.)? Thanks!

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Liz Baessler
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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:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/pineapple-guava/feijoa-pineapple-guava-info.htm

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Asked by newbiethumb on February 7, 2018
Reviving a Dried Out Pineapple Guava Tree

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.

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BushDoctor
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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

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newbiethumb

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?

https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-recognize-dead-wood-3269556

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newbiethumb

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.

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