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Guayaba

3827-C

Guava is an evergreen fruit tree belonging to the Myrtaceae family. It is characterized by its edible fruits, which are round or oval-shaped, with aromatic and flavorful pulp, and a green skin that turns yellow when ripe.

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Description:

Guava is an evergreen fruit tree belonging to the Myrtaceae family. It is characterized by its edible fruits, which are round or oval-shaped, with aromatic and flavorful pulp, and a green skin that turns yellow when ripe.

Origin:

Native to tropical America, guava has been cultivated in various regions of the world for its nutritional value and culinary versatility.

History:

Guava has been appreciated by different cultures throughout history due to its unique flavor and health benefits. It has been used both as fresh fruit and in the making of juices, jams, desserts, and other products.

Care and Cultivation:

Guava is a hardy tree that prefers warm climates and well-drained soils. It requires sunny exposure and regular watering during the growing season for proper development. It can be fertilized with organic compost to promote vigorous growth and increased fruit production. Regular pruning is important to maintain its shape and facilitate fruit harvesting.

Pruning:

Guava pruning is mainly done to remove dead, diseased, or damaged branches, as well as to shape the tree and promote better ventilation and light penetration. It can be done at any time of the year, but it is preferable to do it after fruit harvesting.

Culinary Uses:

Guavas are mainly consumed fresh, but they are also used to make juices, smoothies, ice creams, sweets, and other delights. Their leaves and roots also have medicinal uses in some cultures, and infusions can be prepared to relieve digestive and respiratory problems.

Curiosities:

Guava is rich in vitamin C and dietary fiber, making it a healthy option to include in the daily diet. Additionally, its seeds can be dried and ground to make guava flour, which is used in the preparation of various baked goods.

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Data sheet

Name
Guayaba
Origen
Native to tropical and subtropical America.
Height
Trees can reach heights of 3 to 10 meters.
Colour
Fruit ranges from green when unripe to yellow, orange, or pink when ripe.
Flowering
Spring to summer.
Location
Thrives in warm and subtropical climates, prefers well-drained soils.
Irrigation
Regular during the growing season, avoiding waterlogging.
Applications
Consumed fresh, used in juices, jams, desserts, medicinal infusions, and seed flour.

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