Psidium cattleianum littorale
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Common Name: Yellow Strawberry Guava
Psidium cattleianum littorale is a Evergreen Shrub up to 6.00 metres tall.
It has edible and miscellaneous uses.
S. America - Brazil.
Requires a well-drained sandy loam with leafmold[
Not very hardy in Britain, it is best grown in a greenhouse but it can tolerate short-lived light frosts[
] and therefore might succeed outdoors in the mildest areas of the country.
Sometimes cultivated for its edible fruit.
Fruit - raw or cooked. Sweet and aromatic[
]. An agreeable acid-sweet flavour. High in pectin, the fruits are good for mixing with high-acid, low-pectin fruits for making jellies etc[
]. This species has a superior flavour to P. littorale longipes[
]. The fruit is about 4cm in diameter[
Grown as a hedge in warm temperate climates[
Seed - sow spring in a warm greenhouse. When large enough to handle, prick out the seedlings into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. If trying the plants outdoors, plant them out in the summer and give them some protection from winter cold for at least their first two winters.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, mid summer in a frame.