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Lemon Guava
Scientific Name: Psidium cattleianum ssp. lucidum Degener
Synonym:
Family: Myrtaceae
Lemon Guava (Psidium  cattleianum ssp. lucidum)
This lemon guava was planted in September 1998 (3 months ago). It is in a partly shaded location.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9,14 (in sheltered locations), 15-24
USDA: 9,10

Frost Tolerance: Can withstand short periods of temperature as low as 24 F.

Heat Tolerance: Avoid full sun in Phoenix in summer for young trees

Sun Exposure: Full sun preferable

Origin: Brazil

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrubs or small trees.

Watering Needs: It can withstand short periods of drought.

Propagation: Propagate by seed, cutting or air layering


The Lemon Guava is a form of Strawberry guava with bigger yellow fruit. It is a close relative of the tropical guava (Psidium guajava); it is more suited to the subtropics than is the tropical guava. The lemon guava can be grown wherever citrus succeeds. It is a bushy plant 10 to 20 feet high (rarely more than 10 feet in Phoenix), with smooth, glossy-green, strawberries. The fruit can be eaten raw or made into jam or jelly.

Lemon Guava blossom in early May

Blooming Habits:
The flowers come at the axil of the leaves on the flush of growth in April. The buds take a month or so to mature and bloom.

Fruiting Habits:

Propagation:
There are no selected varieties. It's best to propagate plants that are well adapted to desert weather and still produce sweet fruit. Propagate by seed, cutting or air layering


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