guavas

Guava is a sweet-tasting fruit grown in tropical climates. This seasonal fruit has a delicious taste and a pear-like appearance. It is usually light green, yellow or maroon in colour when it ripens. It has a white or maroon flesh, depending on its type, and has tiny small hard seeds surrounded by a soft & sweet pulp. It is usually consumed in raw farm and also taken as juice, jams or jellies.

Guava is also termed as the powerhouse of nutrients. It contains dietary fibre, vitamins, folate, thiamine, and riboflavin. It also contains essential minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and potassium.

 

Health Benefits Of Guava

Acts as immunity booster: Vitamin C in guava helps improve immunity and provides protection against common infections and pathogens.

Treats diarrhoea and dysentery: Guava has astringent properties that help treat a number of digestive disorders like diarrhoea and dysentery.

Provides dental care:  Guava juice from its leaves has been known to cure toothaches, swollen gums & oral ulcers, and it speeds up the healing process of wounds when applied topically.

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Different Names Of Guava

Common names: Guava

Indian names: Amarūda, Sībe

Botanical name: Psidium guavaja

Different Varieties Of Guava:

Guava has many different varieties such as Tropical White, Tropical Pink, Tropical Yellow, Red Malaysian, Lemon Guava

Plant features

Life-Cycle: Perennial

Height: 25 feet (when mature)

Width/Spread: 15 feet (when mature)

Flowering Season: Early to late spring

Flower: White coloured blooms.

Plant Growing Details

Sunlight: Partial sun

Water: Moderately

Sowing season: Spring

Sowing method: Guavas are generally started in nursery pots and then transplanted into soil.

Care: Guava benefits from regular fertilizing, especially before pruning. Guavas can withstand heavy pruning so they are ideal as hedges.

Pests: Thrips, Fruit flies, Root-knot nematodes are pests that are most attracted to guava. These can be eliminated by use of general pesticides.

Harvest: Harvest is usually possible during late summer.

Propagation: Seeds

Hope this brief article gives you knowledge about guava.

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