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Chilean Guava

Postby enrico » Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:12 am

I bought a Chilean Guava at the markets, Googled it but not really much info, anyone know anything :?: :) Thanks
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Postby Pokie » Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:02 am

Dont know much about it other than its botanical name...

Ugni molinae

The flowers look really nice too. :D
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Postby Luzy » Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:16 am

I've got one waiting to go into a pot - all I know so far is that they're supposed to grow to about 2 metres, fruit about December to March, like moderate water and full sun to part shade. They're also supposed to be suitable to be made into a hedge. Oh, and to taste yummy! :D
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Postby enrico » Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:14 am

Sounds good to me, on both counts :) What about frost :?: Anyone.......
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Postby garden fairy » Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:35 pm

Hi Enrico
In the July 06 Gardening Australia mag on page 68 there is an article in Pete's Patch about guavas. Doesn't mention Chilean Guava, but talks about pineapple and strawberry guava, couldn't imagine they'd be much different in likes and dislikes though. Did a google images search and found this, it might help:-

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Postby enrico » Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:08 pm

Hi Garden Fairy


Wow! you did a lot of research :) Thanks, I`ll certainly follow them up, 8)
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Postby Ann » Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:03 pm

I think it's the strawberry guava. Th :D e pineapple one is Fejoia and is a larger green fruit about the size of a tamarillo or tree tomato. :D Had them in NZ :D
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Postby Pam » Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:15 am

If you do a google search using inverted inverted commas, ie "chilean guava" it brings up heaps of info.
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Postby enrico » Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:19 am

Good one Garden Fairy, I checked it out and it had all I needed on the site. :wink:
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