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#1 User is offline   crazyjellie 

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 11:15 AM

View Postdxgn, on Aug 22 2008, 09:38 AM, said:

Got couple of guava seedlings about an 1" tall to give away. They are of a special cultivar grown in china. See the below for more information. if interested, let me know. Thanks.


Jishi guava


Jet, this is my report card:

23 Sep 2008
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h281/gloke/IMG_1601-2.jpg

01 Oct 2008
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h281/gloke/IMG_1624-1.jpg

16 Nov 2008
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h281/gloke/IMG_1835-1.jpg

it's now in a 6" pot
there's no root peeping out of the pot
should i repot it yet?

how are the other seedlings faring?
pls share

This post has been edited by crazyjellie: 16 November 2008 - 11:17 AM

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 05:50 PM

Mine reported back to base about a week ago...right after I attempted a repot.... :(/> Still in mourning....haiz...guess have to wait for you guys to germinate seeds next time... :)/>

HL
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 09:56 PM

View PostHerb Lover, on Nov 16 2008, 05:50 PM, said:

Mine reported back to base about a week ago...right after I attempted a repot.... :(/> Still in mourning....haiz...guess have to wait for you guys to germinate seeds next time... :)/>

HL


oh dear, so it's another plant sensitive to transplant
how big was the plant when you did the repotting?
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 09:59 PM

dxgn, I got a guava seedling from you which is surviving well and is now more than double the original height. However, I do not know what variety it is. Is it the same as crazyjellie's?
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 10:28 PM

View Postcrazyjellie, on Nov 16 2008, 09:56 PM, said:

oh dear, so it's another plant sensitive to transplant
how big was the plant when you did the repotting?

I guess so....sob...sob... :(/>

Not very big actually...around 4-5cm which was what prompted me to repot as I thought the original container might have stunted the growth....sob....sob.... :(/>

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 05:02 PM

Yes, it is the same variety.



View PostShireen, on Nov 16 2008, 09:59 PM, said:

dxgn, I got a guava seedling from you which is surviving well and is now more than double the original height. However, I do not know what variety it is. Is it the same as crazyjellie's?

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 05:07 PM

Well done.. Yours seem to grow faster than mine. U use any special potting mix or any fertilizers? What you can do is pack in a bit more soil now, let it develope more roots and probably repot it in a month's time..



P.S - Right now, i am trying to my hands on some egyptians guava seeds...hopefully can share with you people.. Keep u all posted..

Cheers,
Jet


View Postcrazyjellie, on Nov 16 2008, 11:15 AM, said:

Jet, this is my report card:

23 Sep 2008
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h281/gloke/IMG_1601-2.jpg

01 Oct 2008
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h281/gloke/IMG_1624-1.jpg

16 Nov 2008
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h281/gloke/IMG_1835-1.jpg

it's now in a 6" pot
there's no root peeping out of the pot
should i repot it yet?

how are the other seedlings faring?
pls share

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:20 PM

View Postdxgn, on Nov 17 2008, 05:07 PM, said:

Well done.. Yours seem to grow faster than mine. U use any special potting mix or any fertilizers? What you can do is pack in a bit more soil now, let it develope more roots and probably repot it in a month's time..


actually i didn't realise that it had grown so much till i started comparing pics

potting mix - normal packet soil + thai compost (fm WF) + small qty charcoal bits
to-date, i had only fed it twice
once was just a small spoonful of bonemeal
2nd time was this mix of coffee + crushed eggshells + worm castings - just a small spoonful too
come to think about it, many of many plants had growth spurt after feed of the mix, esp the rose myrtle
(i'm just guessing ... don't hold me responsible)

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i am trying to my hands on some egyptians guava seeds

you have such exotic guava seeds in your collection
how different is this fm the local ones?
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Posted 18 November 2008 - 09:23 PM

Thanks for the response, dxgn. The fruit looks good. Mine has been potted in a mixture of burnt soil and ordinary potting soil with some compost mixed in. I have been fertilizing it every two weeks with whatever I happen to be going around the garden with - worm tea, chicken dung, bone meal - rather haphazard. Do you think that the growing tip should be snipped off to encourage branching or would this be unnecessary?
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Posted 18 November 2008 - 09:45 PM

View PostShireen, on Nov 18 2008, 09:23 PM, said:

Thanks for the response, dxgn. The fruit looks good. Mine has been potted in a mixture of burnt soil and ordinary potting soil with some compost mixed in. I have been fertilizing it every two weeks with whatever I happen to be going around the garden with - worm tea, chicken dung, bone meal - rather haphazard. Do you think that the growing tip should be snipped off to encourage branching or would this be unnecessary?


Shireen, are you planning to move it to the ground?
my dad said guava must be grown in the ground, will not fruit in pots
(disclaimer: my dad has not grown a plant before, yet he recognises my guava plant B)/> )

i'm thinking of pinching the tip too.
the plant is just too straight :P/>
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 03:39 PM

View Postcrazyjellie, on Nov 18 2008, 09:45 PM, said:

Shireen, are you planning to move it to the ground?
my dad said guava must be grown in the ground, will not fruit in pots
(disclaimer: my dad has not grown a plant before, yet he recognises my guava plant B)/> )

i'm thinking of pinching the tip too.
the plant is just too straight :P/>

I believe they do flower in pots - dxqn grows all of his in pots, and he's gotten fruits from them before.

Regarding pinching - these guys are supposed to grow into small trees - so there's plenty of time still before you need to pinch off. Personally - and I must add the disclaimer that I've never grown them from seeds before - I would wait for them to establish a nice firm trunk before pruning. I don't know how a Jishi's form's like, but most guavas tend to be straggly and all over the place. It might be nice to train them into a standard instead. Having said that, I have a guava (supposedly Hawaiian guava) which is extremely bushy. Go figger!
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 10:56 PM

View Postmm, on Nov 19 2008, 03:39 PM, said:

Having said that, I have a guava (supposedly Hawaiian guava) which is extremely bushy. Go figger!


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Posted 20 November 2008 - 08:12 AM

View Postcrazyjellie, on Nov 19 2008, 10:56 PM, said:

show pics la

OK lah - but I in Sydney now - will have to wait till I get back!
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Posted 20 November 2008 - 11:49 AM

Dear all, MM is right. Guavas have no problems being grown in pots and fruiting in them. But remember to get them grown in pretty decent size pots. The roots needs to be well developed before they can fatten up the trunks before they can develope decent sized fruits. If you snip off the tip too early, the plant may suffer a setback, mine did, it was stun for half a year before resuming normal growth rate. So please be careful.

Cheers,
Jet


View Postmm, on Nov 19 2008, 03:39 PM, said:

I believe they do flower in pots - dxqn grows all of his in pots, and he's gotten fruits from them before.

Regarding pinching - these guys are supposed to grow into small trees - so there's plenty of time still before you need to pinch off. Personally - and I must add the disclaimer that I've never grown them from seeds before - I would wait for them to establish a nice firm trunk before pruning. I don't know how a Jishi's form's like, but most guavas tend to be straggly and all over the place. It might be nice to train them into a standard instead. Having said that, I have a guava (supposedly Hawaiian guava) which is extremely bushy. Go figger!

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 10:46 PM

View Postcrazyjellie, on Nov 18 2008, 09:45 PM, said:

Shireen, are you planning to move it to the ground?
my dad said guava must be grown in the ground, will not fruit in pots
(disclaimer: my dad has not grown a plant before, yet he recognises my guava plant B)/> )

i'm thinking of pinching the tip too.
the plant is just too straight :P/>

No plans yet to move this baby into the ground. I was thinking of a nice large pot eventually. My plant is not straight. The seedling dxgn gave me has this cute kink on the trunk and I hope it will stay. Gives it attitude.

View Postmm, on Nov 20 2008, 08:12 AM, said:

OK lah - but I in Sydney now - will have to wait till I get back!

mm, isn't there enough to do in Sydney? I mean, talk about devotion to the forum! :unsure:/> :D/>


View Postdxgn, on Nov 20 2008, 11:49 AM, said:

Dear all, MM is right. Guavas have no problems being grown in pots and fruiting in them. But remember to get them grown in pretty decent size pots. The roots needs to be well developed before they can fatten up the trunks before they can develope decent sized fruits. If you snip off the tip too early, the plant may suffer a setback, mine did, it was stun for half a year before resuming normal growth rate. So please be careful.


Okay, Jet, no snipping and stunting. The plant is currently in a six-inch diameter pot. What is the recommended final pot size?
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Posted 21 November 2008 - 07:29 AM

View PostShireen, on Nov 20 2008, 10:46 PM, said:

mm, isn't there enough to do in Sydney? I mean, talk about devotion to the forum! :unsure:/> :D/>

It's a work trip and not a holiday, unfortunately! And much as I would like to profess devotion to the forum, it's more the occasional relief between business meetings. I mean - it's certainly a better distraction than catching up on dismal updates on the state of the economy.
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Posted 21 November 2008 - 10:16 AM

Hi

How long wld this Jishi or any other guava plants take to bear fruits.. Given that they are all grown from seeds.. ?
I have a pink fleshed one that was grown from seed.. Now.. it's about 1.5m tall, but has not flowered..

Waiting only..
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Posted 22 November 2008 - 11:38 AM

Be patient Mamat, mine took about 2yrs 2mths to bear its first fruits.. Give and take, most should fruit within 2-3yrs if grown from seeds...

Cheers,
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View PostMamat, on Nov 21 2008, 10:16 AM, said:

Hi

How long wld this Jishi or any other guava plants take to bear fruits.. Given that they are all grown from seeds.. ?
I have a pink fleshed one that was grown from seed.. Now.. it's about 1.5m tall, but has not flowered..

Waiting only..

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 04:20 PM

View Postcrazyjellie, on Nov 19 2008, 10:56 PM, said:

show pics la


OK, here they are. This is supposed to be a Hawaiian guava. It's about 2.5 yrs old, grown from a 6 inch rooted cutting. It hasn't really fruited yet - just a tiny one about a month back, which "disappeared" one day - maybe the birds or the monkeys. And I was so looking forward to trying the fruit!!!

Turns out, I had taken one 3 months back as well.
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e79/mmlim/HawaiianGuava.jpg

and here's one taken today:
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e79/mmlim/HawaiianGuava2.jpg

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 06:51 PM

thanks mm
that's a big tree, definitely no space in my balcony for it.
ermmm, better off buying the fruits fm the market :wacko:/>

I will definitely keep this little JG in the pot
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