What I learned about guavas this year
This has been an interesting learning experience about guavas this year. I have two different guavas producing fruit right now. A round type. And a more pear shaped pebbly variety. The round guava fruits have not been doing well at all during our cooler nights(and its not even that cool, mostly low 50Fs). Still the fruits have been shrivelling up, drying, getting winkly, dropping and not maturing at all. The other one has no effect at all, and is still hard and appears to be ripening. These are the crunchy varieties. I'm so use to the round ones which I had for years, I always took its inability to handle the cold that well to just being guavas, something normal. The thing is these two plants get the same exact condition. Why? The pebbly ones is grafted onto the round type rootstock. Here's a picture of the fruits, fruited on the exact same tree. But the pebbly ones on the right are handling the cooler nights much better. I shouldn't be but I am quite surprise by the differences on the fruits cool tolerance.