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Black Chilean Guava

Ugni myricoides

A black fruited relative of the Chilean Guava. Fruits tend to be slightly larger than the Chilean Guava with a similarly sweet flavor.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Black Chilean Guava. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in March 2017.

Description

A small shrub, usually to only 2-6ft. Evergreen, grows quite well in filtered sun and shade.

Hardiness

The chilean guava is hardy to about 18F, and grows best in cool subtropical climates. Sunset Zones: 14-24 USDA: 9-11

Growing Environment

Grow in full sun or part shade. Water moderately. Grows well in container culture.

Propagation

By seeds and cuttings. Seeds are fairly slow to germinate, usually taking several weeks or a few months.

Uses

Eaten fresh, or used to make jams and jellies.

Native Range

Native to Chile.

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