• Guava growing in New Zealand

    11 monthes ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    If you want a wonderful taste of the tropics, try this small tree.
    Words: Ben Gaia
    Guavas are fruiting myrtles from South America, so they do well in our southern climes. Feijoas and “NZ cranberries” are surprisingly hardy to cool winds and salt air, but generally dislike cold or dry weather. The large yellow guavas that thrive in South Africa are not grown here, but one that will and that approaches its superb tropical flavor is the strawberry guava .
    Like all the guavas, these ones like a constant heavy mulch to feed the roots, and a good supply of moisture. Having said that, this plant...
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