How To Grow Guavas – Three Delicious Guava Varieties Reviewed!

Apr 9, 2016 | Fruit, Vegetable Gardening

Guavas belong to the plant family – Psidium guajava  and are tropical plants which grow great in the tropics, subtropics and Mediterranean climate regions of the world. California is a place where you can easily grow most varieties of guavas. The Mediterranean-like climate and absence of hard freezes during the winters let all gardeners grow delicious tasting guavas!

Guava Tree

Guava Fruit

Guavas can have either pink or white flesh as shown here:

Ruby Red Guava Fruit

White Arabian Guava Fruit

Characteristics of guava plants:
Mexican White Guava:
– 5-6 feet tree
– Heavy producer
– Medium to large fruit
– Mildly sweet, slightly sour
– Hard seeds
– Firm fruit/pulp
Ruby Red Guava:
– 5 feet bushy tree
– Very heavy producer
– Small to medium fruit
– Sweet mild tasting fruits
– Soft red color fruit/pulp
– Soft seeds
White Arabian Guava:
– Big tree, grows up to 15 feet tall
– Medium producer
– Small to medium fruit
– Extremely sweet, excellent flavor
– Soft seeds
– Soft fruit/pulp
Here is a video guide to grow the best guava trees ever!


  1. Unknown

    Can you pls advise where to buy White Arabian Guava?

    • yacoub nasrallah

      clausen nursery ,vista,ca usa

  2. Maggie Wang

    Is White Arabian Guava also called China Pear Guava?

  3. S Deshpande

    Hi, I have Asian Guava tree with some 80 fruits. But they are small, like a key lime and do not seem to be growing bigger. I could tell they grew bigger in September from August, but now they are same size as they were last month. The nights are much colder now. The tree does not get full sun due to the other taller trees around it. Other than the sun, is there anything I can do to make them bigger? I did put organic fertilizer rich in potash and also Epsom salt. Thanks so much

  4. Shivani

    Is Arabian guava the same as Mexican cream guava?

  5. Smart Ahs

    Fantastic gardening article, love it!


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