Guava is a small fruit tree. It can be easily grown as a container plant, but they make a very nice small garden tree planted in the ground. The bark and trunk are also a pretty feature. Soft aromatic fruits about the size of a small peach, ours have pink flesh and a yellow skin and can be eaten raw or cooked. It grows up to 5 metres tall and produces small edible fruits. Self-fertile and remarkable for attracting wildlife.
Widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions around the world, native to South America. For some reason, it seems to be little known in Portugal. They are drought tolerant and do not need much water, but they will benefit if they are given a deep watering every few weeks when fruiting.
They contain a lot of vitamin C and can be eaten fresh or processed into juice, jam or liqueur. Its fruit is amazingly rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium and dietary fibre. The dried leaves can also be used as tea. Psidium guajava has been used in traditional medicine by many cultures throughout Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia. It is used for inflammation, diabetes, hypertension, caries, wounds, pain relief, fever, diarrhoea, rheumatism, lung diseases, and ulcers.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.