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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 3, 2018

Q. Pineapple Guava tree

We planted our Pineapple Guava tree about 4 years ago. It seems slow growing. This year is the first time it bloomed. How quickly will it grow? It hasn’t grown much at all and is about 6 feet tall.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 3, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

Pineapple Guava is a moderately growing tree, average 24 inches a year.

Check the care and growing conditions with the article below.

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

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Asked by
parmabob on
June 6, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada 89141

Q. pineapple guava

The Pineapple Guava Tree has been planted for three years. It has flowered and produced fruit. However this year the tree is no longer dense. The branches are without leaves on the inside of the tree. There are leaves on the ends of the branches but the interior is naked and you can see through it. What is the problem and what can I do to correct it? I tried to load a couple of pictures but was not able to accomplish that.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 7, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

If given time and TLC, these guys will send out leaves and branches from nearly every possible location.
The fact that they tend to hold on to the most peripheral leaves is a great sign, because those outer leaves get the most sun and provide the most value from an energy standpoint.
Review the care needed in the article below.

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

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Asked by
yak2sharon on
June 19, 2018
Shingle Springs, Ca. 95682

Q. Is Oak leaves ok for mulch for my new pineapple guava?

Just planted it in a half barrel and put manure in the bottom. Plant is only about18″
tall, am I going to kill it. one article said no manure. Just planted it today. Replant it?

Answered by
drtreelove on
June 19, 2018
A.

The oak leaves mulch is fine.

Potting soil should not be in layers (except for the mulch), its should homogenous. I would not have recommended the layer of manure at the bottom of the container. It is a harsh, high salts fertilizer, especially if fresh/raw, un-aged, un-composted.
I would advise re-potting it and use the manure in your compost pile. If the manure is aged, you can mix it in with the potting soil, but not more than about 5% of the volume. Fertilize the pineapple guava with a slow release natural fertiizer after it shows some new growth.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
December 31, 2018

Q. Pineapple guava/feijoa

How much fruit does the Pineapple guava/feijoa yield?

Is it possible to sterilize the Pineapple guava/feijoa so it does NOT yield fruit?
It would be next to the walk to the front door and I don’t want the mess.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
December 31, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

It can be very difficult to predict the yield of this tree, as it depends on the conditions of the area. You can help reduce the crop by pruning the tree often, and removing blooms after fading.

This article will give you more information on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/pineapple-guava/feijoa-pineapple-guava-info.htm

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Asked by
dlferreira on
February 17, 2019
Redding, CA

Q. Can you mend broken branches on a pineapple guava?

Redding had 8 inches of snow. It broke/split a few of the limbs on my pineapple guava which is about 5 feet tall.

Answered by
drtreelove on
February 18, 2019
A.

It really depends on the severity of the split/break. Without photos we can only offer general information.

It may not be practical to try and save those split branches with a tree that young. In a larger tree with branches 4 inches in diameter, it is sometimes possible to bolt them back together and install cable supports to keep the branch intact. Although even in that case the branches do not re-attach and weld back together, but have to be supported artificially like this indefinitely.

If the split is very minimal and you are able to pull the branches back together and use tree staking wraps or wire inside of rubber hose, you may be able to save it. But if the splits are severe and the branch is hanging by thin wood, it may better to remove them, fertilize and water though the dry season and wait for growth response with new branching.

If this link doesn't work, search "split branch repair".

https://www.google.com/search?ei=7DtqXL2tCsyw9QPF_bXACA&q=split+branch+repair&oq=split+branch+repair&gs_l=psy-ab.12..0.4258.9718..13757...0.0..0.171.2691.0j19......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j0i131j0i67j0i10j0i22i30.weu7NxeMIa8

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