Psidium friedrichsthalianum
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Psidium friedrichsthalianum

wild guava

  family myrtaceae 
  genus psidium 

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Genus  Psidium Species  friedrichsthalianum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  wild guava   cas Family  MYRTACEAE Specimen number  S2621 Data source  GrUnFr p155
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The fruit is sulphur-yellow skinned and white fleshed. It has a high acid content. Psidium friedrichsthalianum is typically used in jelly.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed   Layering Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Jelly Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts sulphur-yellow skinned and white fleshed Flavor / texture  has a high acid content
Horticulture notes  Psidium friedrichsthalianum is self fertile. Wild guava (in some places called cas) can be propagated by seed or by layering. This plant probably originates from Costa Rica.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Psidium friedrichsthalianum is evergreen.

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