Guava (Psidium guajava)

  • Shrikant Hiwale


Guava (Psidium guajava) is becoming a popular fruit crop in India because of its wider adaptability to soil and climatic conditions apart from its ability to produce fruits throughout the year. Guava, the “poor man’s fruit” or “apple of the tropics,” is a popular fruit tree of the tropical and subtropical climates and was native to the tropical America. It is very hardy in nature and is least attacked by insects and pests. It grows on different soils and in both humid and dry climates. The largest producer countries are Mexico, Brazil, India, and Thailand. The fruits are eaten fresh or are processed into juices and jams.


Mother Plant Total Soluble Solid Season Crop Refrigerate Storage Psidium Guajava 
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  • Shrikant Hiwale
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  1. 1.Fruit CropsCentral Horticultural Experiment StationVejalpurIndia

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