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question about fruits on my native guava bonsai

Post  3man0n on Wed May 16, 2012 3:11 pm

Here is my native guava bonsai. It do bear flowers but these do not develop into fruits, I tried commercial fruit booster but no success. Can anyone suggest what can I do?







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Re: question about fruits on my native guava bonsai

Post  Poink88 on Thu May 17, 2012 2:42 am

Welcome to IBC!

This have a very nice base...should make a wonderful bonsai in a few years. Good luck!

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Post  3man0n on Thu May 17, 2012 12:19 pm

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Re: question about fruits on my native guava bonsai

Post  3man0n on Fri May 18, 2012 7:04 am

How do I get fruit like this?
Guavas




Apple Guava (Psidium guajava)

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Re: question about fruits on my native guava bonsai

Post  fiona on Fri May 18, 2012 4:58 pm

I wish I could help but yet again I am smitten with zone envy.

I am sure there are plenty folk who can answer your question though.

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Post  bonsaisr on Sun May 20, 2012 2:26 am

You will probably have to get another guava tree so it can be cross-pollinated.
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Post  3man0n on Sun May 20, 2012 11:18 am

I have 3 other apple guava trees near the location of the native guava bonsai, maybe I should manually cross pollinate it. Laughing

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Post  bonsaisr on Mon May 21, 2012 2:23 am

You probably need to get another tree of the same species.
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Re: question about fruits on my native guava bonsai

Post  brett2013 on Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:22 am

I just got a guava bonsai too.  A friend told me to manually pollinate, especially as mine is indoors, and here's a video on how it's done (another plant, but basics are the same) :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tucIAxQ8kGg

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Post  Wonderkeeper on Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:19 am

Use  2 trees  of different varieties to make new kind of guava when cross them . However ,most  of  tropical guava flower have both Stamen ( male ) and Pistil ( female ) in the same flower, so you do not need 2 trees for the pollination. The problem is that the Pistil of tropical guava flower has stigma is way far out  than the anther of Stamen. If untouch ,then nothing will happen.  Insect would help do  the work of pollination. If not you can do hand pollination.  Watch it in action :


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLlzI4SfzNE&feature=c4-overview&list=UUAwVxOFnXVUf3IZmFslfB7g

at 04:15 in the video will show hand polination.   The clip show the hand pollination between different varieties  tree.   You can also do pollination from 1 flower to another flower in the same 1 tree. Good Luck.

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Re: question about fruits on my native guava bonsai

Post  brett2013 on Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:46 am

Thanks, Wonderkeepeer !

I like your method better, I think, using tweezeers ...  You're right, the stigma is really far out on my guava tree ...

A glimpse of my guava tree deep behind the rest, will try to take a full picture later ... biggest leaves are already about 1 to 1.5 inch long ...





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Re: question about fruits on my native guava bonsai

Post  Wonderkeeper on Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:49 pm

You are welcome. Very beautiful and healthy leaves on your guava tree.

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Re: question about fruits on my native guava bonsai

Post  brett2013 on Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:57 am

Thanks, the place I got it from took care of it well, and did well in reducing the huge leaves to its current size.

I already see some flower buds developing, will definitely try out your technique.

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