Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors(hardy down to 20℉) 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 10 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 15 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- June - August
- Year to Bear:
- Fruits 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Psidium guajava 'Ruby Supreme'
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Grow Delicious Tropical Fruit
Easily Grown Indoors or Out - Depending on Your Zone
Guava trees can grow outdoors in zones 8-11, or indoors in colder areas. Just bring your potted tree indoors for the winter. It makes a great houseplant. The guava is self-pollinating. Like most self-pollinating fruit trees, you will get even more production with a second one - in order to cross-pollinate.
The guava fruit is round to pear-shaped and can grow between 2-4 inches long. When ripe, the rind softens and is edible. The inner flesh is ruby in color and has a soft, pulpy texture. The fruit has a sweet flavor and a pleasant aroma. In warmer climates, the fruit will ripen year-round. A mature Guava tree can produce 40 - 70 lbs of fruit per year. Even a patio tree kept at 4-6 ft can give you plenty to enjoy and share.
This tree is drought tolerant but will produce more fruit if watered regularly. It will easily adapt to most soil conditions and enjoys full sunlight. Guava trees love organic fertilizer and will use it to grow even quicker and fruit even heavier.
Why Our Guava Trees are Superior
You'll get fruit the 1st year - not the 8th. Some nurseries send Guava trees with the dirt washed off the roots. This is not healthy for tropical plants. That's why your tree arrives in a large container with a full, vibrant root system intact. It's ready to explode with new growth. Plus your tree has been pruned throughout its life, not just when we ship it. Some nurseries advertise a tall height, then cut 1/3 off, in order to save on their shipping cost. You should get what you pay for. That includes a tree that will give you the best and quickest fruit possible, as well as a lifetime of enjoyment.
Your Guava Tree is non-GMO; can easily be grown organically, and has the best flavor and texture available. Order now for fast delivery.
Guava Tree 'Ruby Supreme' Pollination
Guava Tree 'Ruby Supreme's are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Guava Tree 'Ruby Supreme' will drastically increase the size of your crop.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
Good product and delivery
Received my order. Plants looks great! Just transplanted into a bigger pot today and will put into ground after winter.
Beautiful healthy tree that produces sweet large guava
My ruby supreme is doing a amazingly! When it first arrived it already had some fruit but those fruit fell off the plant was very healthy though. Since then it has set many more fruit that the kids and I have thoroughly enjoyed in zone 8! I had it in my living room in the winter when we received it moved it outside for the summer and now it is happily living in my small heated greenhouse. Can't wait for more fruit there are about 15 new buds waiting to bloom. Pollinate by using a soft paint brush gently brushing each flower in a circular motion to distribute the pollen.
Setting fruit this year!
We had no yield last summer but considerable growth since then. Tomorrow is first day of summer 2018 and our FGT guava tree is setting plenty of little fruits. It has done very well in full zone 10 southern California sun even with water conservation measures. Looking forward to sampling the results soon.
Maybe not for Zone 9a
Tree was doing great and had lots of delicious fruit during the first summer into fall. Tree planted in ground in Central Florida. Winter knocked all the leaves off and killed all branches more than 1 ft above ground. We had temperatures in the low 30s for several nights and one night at 28. Tree may have done better if it had been more established over several years in ground. It is now the end of April and there are a few leaves starting on the bottom branches. I may start over with a new tree as this one appears to be damaged. I did have a frost cover over the tree during the cold nights. Tree grew to about 10 ft during the summer before the winter frost. This is not a complaint just providing info for those in zones 8 & 9.
Good but not for my zone (8b)
Its just that my zone is not for that because they don't handle cold AT ALL. i cut them down last year since it dried to ground level. Then it came back about 5 ft long. This winter I protected with plastic... but nope. died all the way down. Now I just transplanted it into a wisky barre and will bring it home during winter for sure.
Planting & Care
The guava tree (Psidium guajava 'Ruby Supreme’) is a tropical tree commonly found in areas like Hawaii, the Virgin Islands, Texas and Florida. The deliciously sweet fruit is commonly used in beverages, desserts and smoothies. The fast growing tree can mature to a height of 10 feet tall and roughly 15 feet wide. It can be grown outside in zones 8-11, but it could also be container grown for zones 4-11 and brought indoors when the winter season approaches. If you are lucky enough to live in an area where the tree can be planted outside, be sure to find a spot where the tree will have an ample amount of space. A soil pH range between 5.0-7.0 is ideal.
Choosing a location: Guava is a tropical native tree so be sure to select a spot that has full sun. Drainage is essential so avoid areas where water may pool. To test your location for drainage, you can dig a 1 foot wide by 1 foot deep hole and fill it with water. After an hour, if there is any water retained, you will need to amend your soil with sand and perlite to improve the drainage.
Planting directions (in ground):
1) Make your hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep.
2) Carefully place your tree into the hole and hold it straight as you begin to back fill the hole.
3) Tamp down on the soil with your hand as you back fill to prevent any air pockets from forming.
4) Water the planting site to help settle the soil and then spread a 2-3 inch layer of mulch to help conserve moisture and prevent competitive weeds from growing. Wood chips or bark pieces will suffice.
Planting directions (potted): Like goldfish, a guava tree will only grow to as big as the space it’s allotted. The pot will confine the roots allowing you to keep the tree to a smaller more maintainable height.
1) It is not recommended to get a pot much bigger than the one the tree is delivered in. Select a pot that is the same size, or about 2-3 inches larger (at most), than its existing pot.
2) Be sure that there is an adequate amount of drainage holes in the bottom of the pot, drainage is essential to the tree’s survival. You can also line the bottom of your pot with a couple inches of gravel/pebbles to assure proper drainage of the soil.
3) A citrus or an organic potting soil is best for the guava. Regular potting soil can be a bit heavier and therefore retain more moisture. The extra moisture can be harmful to the guava’s roots. Be sure to press down as you fill in the pot with soil to avoid air pockets.
4) Place your tree next to a south facing window to ensure it gets the full sun exposure it needs.
*Tip* The tree will most likely require re-potting once a year.
Watering: Give your guava tree a deep soaking and then hold off on watering again until the top two inches of the soil begins to dry. These trees will like to dry slightly in between waterings. In the hotter seasons you might need to water more frequently but DO NOT overly saturate the soil. Guava (like citrus) hate to have “wet feet” and are susceptible to root rot if left in standing water.
Potted guava also likes to dry slightly in between waterings. If the top 2-3 inches of the soil feels like it’s starting to dry out, add just enough water to where you see it escaping the drainage holes and stop.
Pruning: You can trim your guava tree throughout the year. Using sterilized cutters, remove any low growths that appear near the base of the tree. This will encourage a healthier, stronger trunk making a more stable tree. Prune away any branches that are crossing and dead limbs. Potted guava should not require much pruning but it can be done to maintain a particular shape.
Fertilizing: Guava are semi-heavy feeders and will require fertilizing once every 1-2 months in its younger years. Once the tree becomes more established, it will only need to be fertilized 3-4 times a year. Just before the growing season begins, work a 6-6-6-2 formula into the soil. Guava likes high levels of nitrogen, phosphoric acid, potash, and magnesium for the best results. Potted guava will benefit from being fed an organic, granular fertilizer every three months.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|