Pineapple Guava Fertilizer: How To Fertilize Your Guava

best pineapple guava fertilizers

This article contains information about the best fertilizer for feijoa plus how and when to apply pineapple guava fertilizer.

Overview

Generally, plants grow and produce well when they are supplemented timely with the right amount of nutrients. And this is the most important factor even on the side of a farmer: healthy grown plant and high yield.

Every farmer wants to harvest a large amount of farm produce, which can increase profit. Therefore, knowing the right time and amount of fertilizer to fertilize plants is one of the crucial parts of any farming system.

Guava is also is such a plant that requires nutrients supplementation. However, if you do not know how to feed your pineapple guava the right way with fertilizer, you may do more damage than good to your pineapple guava tree.

Keep reading to discover the best fertilizers for pineapple guava and the right time to supplement your guava with the fertilizer.

What are the Best Fertilizer for Pineapple?

The best known fertilizers for pineapple guava are:

  • 6-6-6-2 (nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium-magnessium)
  • 6-6-6-4 (nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium-magnessium)
  • 8-8-8-2 (nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium-magnessium)
  • 8-8-8 (nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium)

Nitrogen,  Phosphorus, Potassium, and Magnesium are the most important minerals required by guava plant. Young pineapple guava trees require nitrogen for optimal growth.

Pineapple guava should be fed with well-balanced fertilizer that contains 6-10% nitrogen, 6-10% potassium, 6-10% phosphorus, and 2-6% magnesium.

The best ratios that were found to work great are 6-6-6-2, 6-6-6-4, and 8-8-8.

When to Fertilize Pineapple Guava

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Pineapple guava

Fertilize young pineapple guava plants once a month. The recommended dosage of fertilizer for young pineapple guava trees during the first year is half-pound (8oz).

And when the pineapple guava plant becomes so established and grown on the ground, 3 to 4 timely fertilizer application is required. The dosage of fertilizer should be increased to 2 pounds {32).

Foliar spray is also recommended with copper and zinc. Pineapple guava is needed to be supplemented with copper and inc 3 times from spring to summer using a foliar spray. Do this during the first 2 years of pineapple guava growth and once a year after two years.

When soil PH becomes too high, that is when it becomes very alkaline, a timely soil drench of chelated iron can be applied near the base of each pineapple guava plant to help lower the PH level of the soil.

How to Fertilize Pineapple Guava

There are different methods in which pineapple guava can be fed with fertilizer. In this guide, we are going to look at the two common methods of fertilizer application:

  • Foliar spray
  • Root or Ground Application

Foliar Spray

The leaves of pineapple guava readily absorb fertilizer when applied using a foliar spray. In this method, you are going to spray the fertilizer directly on the pineapple guava plant.

If you are supplementing your pineapple using a foliar spray, you need to spray the fertilizer once every two months.

As discussed earlier, there are micronutrient sprays that contain Zinc, Maganese, and Copper. These types of sprays are recommended to be applied 2 to 3 times a year.

Note: do not overspray your pineapple guava as this help damage your guava tree.

Root or Ground Application

A root is also a perfect place where nutrients are absorbed quickly. Apply nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium in the ratio of 6-6-6-4 or without the magnesium in the ratio of 8-8-8.

While feeding your pineapple guava with fertilizer, distribute the fertilizer evenly on the surrounding where the pineapple guava is growing. Apply 30cm from the trunk and to the drip line.

Mix the soil with the fertilizer using a rake and water slowly to keep the soil moist.

Precautions

  • Do not over feed young pineapple guava with fertilizer
  • Do not apply fertilizer too frequently
  • If you are using foliar spray, do not overspray your pineapple guava with fertilizer
  • Do not fertilize pineapple guava from late fall to mid-winter

Frequently asked Questions

How Long does it Take for Pineapple Guava to Fruit?

Basically, guava does not have a specific season. Whenever the conditions (temperature and PH) are optimal, guava can flower and produce fruits. However, on average pineapple guava can produce fruits one to two times a year, which means pineapple guava can take up to 6 months before fruiting.

What is Pineapple Guava Good for?

Pineapple guava contains a high amount of carotene, minerals, vitamins, and phenolic compounds that are found to work effectively for the management of various diseases. And these include treatment of stomach problems, wound healing, and heart problems.

Is Pineapple Guava Toxic to Dogs?

Dogs are omnivores but the digestive system of dogs is underdeveloped. Therefore, while serving your dog with pineapple guava, you need to pay close attention to the amount of pineapple guava you give to your dog. Always feed your dog with pineapple guava 10% of your dog’s diet.

Conclusion

Fertilizers for pineapple guava are many and therefore knowing which fertilizer you will feed your feijoa is a good step that cannot only help you obtain healthy guava but also prevent you from burning your guava.

In this guide, we looked at the best fertilizers for pineapple guava that are found to work effectively for guava. We also looked at how to safely fertilize your pineapple guava without causing damage.

We hope that the guide was helpful for you in understanding the best fertilizers for pineapple guava trees plus how to feed your guava.

We would like to your more of your questions and views in the comment section below.

Recommended reading:

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References

Jana, Bakulranjan & Meena, Mukesh. (2016). Development of Guava + Pineapple Two Tier Cropping System under Rain-Fed Ecosystem of Jharkhand Province of India. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 10. 1-7. 10.9734/AJEA/2016/21560. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/283564055_Development_of_Guava_Pineapple_Two_Tier_Cropping_System_under_Rain-Fed_Ecosystem_of_Jharkhand_Province_of_India

Nutrient Removal Studies in Guava under High Density Orcharding System http://jakraya.com/journal/pdf/2-jacsArticle_4.pdf