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Psidium cattleianum

SynonymsPsidium littorale Raddi
Common namescherry guava, Chinese guava, guava Chinese, strawberry guava, goyave de Chine, Cattley guava
Ecocrop code1803

BRIEF DESCRIPTION A bushy shrub or a small tree reaching 2-12 m in height. The fruit is a globose to obovoid berry, 2-4 cm long and red. USES The fruits are eaten raw or prepared into jelly, jam, custards, sherberts, wine, etc. It is often planted as an ornamnetal hedge. KILLING T May tolerate -4 to -6.5°C while dormant. GROWING PERIOD Perennial shrub, that come into bearing 3-6 years from planting. COMMON NAMES Strawberry guava, Cattley guava, Waiawi-'ula'ula, Wild guava, Purple guava. FURTHER INF Scientific synonym: P. littorale, P. acre. Strawberry guava is native of lowland eastern Brazil. In Sri Lanka, it can be found at elevations between 700 and 1500 m and in the subtropics it can be grown between sea level and 300 m.
SOURCES (P. cattleianum Sabine)
Popenoe W 1974 pp 279-283 [USE, TEXT, FER, DEP, KTMP]
Roecklein J 1987 pp 240 [USE, FER, TEXT]
Duke J 1979 pp 105 [PH, RAIN, TEMP]
Sims D (pers. comm.)
Purseglove J 1974 pp 414 [USE]
Hartmann T 1981 pp 635 [KTMP, USE]
Samson J 1985 pp 274 [KTMP, USE]
Verheij E 1991 pp 354 [USE, KTMP]