Hard to believe this was just the 4th summer outside, as the guava was just a slender sapling when I bought it in April 2018.
I had to do major pruning of the width to get it through the front door and up two flights of steps.
I have not had flowering, so no fruit yet.
Is it the age of a guava that determines when fruiting begins? I have no info on species, just know it is a pink guava, and the company was a Dutch one that just labeled the tropical trees with common names.
Thanks! What is amazing is how it just explodes with new growth when it gets moved outside. I was on a snorkeling trip to the uninhabited island of Culebrita, and our ride to and from the ferry, who is a US mainland native said that in the tropics there is no period of cold sterilizing, and that in the tropics everything is always growing, good and bad.
I read somewhere that pruning time influences flowering/fruiting. So my fall pruning should result in an early flowering, as tropicals don’t have a cool season, and I am sitting in a tank top and shorts on the third floor, because heat rises.
I hope this isn’t threadjacking since I’m not in SW Ohio, but I decided to bring one of my two tropical guavas into the house a couple weeks ago, since the greenhouse has been pretty cold. It’s already starting to grow again. Nice colors again this year, too! Even if it never fruits, this is a worthy houseplant.