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Tropical Dwarf White Guava - 40 seeds
Tropical Guava, Psidium guajava, Tree Seeds
White flesh is succulent, sweet, and aromatic. Skin is light yellow, sometimes blushed with red
Fast Growth, Fragrant Flowers, Edible Fruits, Shade Tree, Heat Tolerant
Health benefits of guava fruit
Guava is low in calories and fats but carry several vital vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant poly-phenolic and flavonoid compounds that play a pivotal role in the prevention of cancers, aging, infections, etc.
The fruit is very rich source of soluble dietary fiber (5.4 g per 100 g of fruit, about 14% of DRA), which makes it a good bulk laxative. The fiber content helps protect the colon mucous membrane by decreasing exposure time to toxins as well as binding to cancer-causing chemicals in the colon.
Guava-fruit is an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin-C. 100 g fresh fruit provides 228 mg of this vitamin, more than three times the required DRI (daily-recommended intake). Flesh just underneath its outer thick rind contains exceptionally higher levels of vitamin C than its inner creamy pulp.
Scientific studies suggest that regular consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps human body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge cancer causing harmful free radicals from the body. Further, it is required for collagen synthesis within the body. Collagen is one of the chief structural protein in the human body required for maintaining integrity of blood vessels, skin, organs, and bones.
The fruit is a very good source of Vitamin-A, and flavonoids like beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and cryptoxanthin. The compounds are known to have antioxidant properties and therefore essential for optimum health. Further, vitamin-A is also required for maintaining healthy mucusa and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in carotene is known to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
100 g of pink guava fruit provides 5204 µg of lycopene, nearly twice the amount than in tomatoes. (100 g tomato contains 2573 µg of lycopene). Studies suggest that lycopene in pink guavas prevents skin damage from UV rays and offer protection from prostate cancer.
Fresh fruit is a very rich source of potassium. It contains more potassium than other fruits like banana weight per weight. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.
Further, the fruit is also a moderate source of B-complex vitamins such as pantothenic acid, niacin, vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin E and K, as well as minerals like magnesium, copper, and manganese. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Copper is required for the production of red blood cells.
Preparation and serving methods
Wash them in cold running water in order to remove any dirt or insecticide residues. Fresh ripe guava is best enjoyed with its skin. Remove any floral remnants (sepals) at the apex, and then trim either ends with a sharp knife. It can be cubed, or sliced into, as in apples.
Here are some serving tips:
Eat fresh guava as it is, to enjoy its natural flavor and unique taste.
Guava fruit juice is a popular delicious drink in many parts.
Sliced guava-cubes are a great addition to fruit salads.
It is also often used in dessert preparations.
The fruit is also extensively used to make candies, preserves, jellies, jams, marmalade, etc.
Other Names: Guayabo, Guayavo, Goyave, Goyavier, Guyaba, Goeajaaba, Guave, Goejaba, Goiaba, Goaibeira, Kuawa, Abas, Jambu batu,Bayabas, Pichi, Posh, Enandi.
Zone: 9 to 11
Growth Rate: Fast
Plant Type: Small Evergreen Tree.
Native Range: Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America.
Height: 10 to 33 feet
Spread: 40 to 75 feet
Bloom Time: Spring-Summer
Bloom Color: White
Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade
Fall Color: Evergreen
Drought Tolerance: Moderate. Guava is drought-tolerant but in dry regions lack of irrigation during the period of fruit development will cause the fruits to be deficient in size.
Site Requirements /Soil Tolerances: Guava's grow well in full sun, except in hot regions, where partial shade is beneficial. If trying to grow in a marginal climate, plant near a building or provide some sort of protection from damaging cold winds and rain. Generally, Guava's are fairly adaptable and will flourish with little care. Flowers will self-pollinate and fruit develops in a few months. There may be multiple fruiting and flowering seasons throughout the year, depending on local climate conditions. Guava's are shallow rooted and prefer lots of moisture throughout the year (except if cold), although they will withstand periods of drought, as well as dry seasonal changes. Keep the soil especially moist during flower and fruit set. The guava will tolerate poor soils, but grows much better when fertilized monthly, or when grown in soil that is high in organic material. They are not tolerant of salty soils.
Culture: Guava trees respond to a complete fertilizer mix applied once a month during the first year and every other month the second year (except from mid-November to mid-January) at the rate of 8 oz (227 g) per tree initially with a gradual increase to 24 oz (680 g) by the end of the second year. Nutritional sprays providing copper and zinc are recommended thrice annually for the first 2 years and once a year thereafter. In India, flavor and quality of guavas has been somewhat improved by spraying the foliage with an aqueous solution of potassium sulfate weekly for 7 weeks after fruit set.
Light pruning is always recommended to develop a strong framework and suckers should also be eliminated around the base. Fruits are borne by new shoots from mature wood. If trees bear too heavily, the branches may break. Therefore, thinning is recommended and results in larger fruits.
|Germination Time||: 3 Weeks|
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|No. of Pieces in the box||: 40|
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|Length (in cm)||: 1 cm|
|Breadth (in cm)||: 1 cm|
|Height (in cm)||: 1 cm|
|Maximum Retail Price (inclusive of all taxes)||Rs.99|
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