Indian White Guava or Lucknow 49, is highly sought after in Asia for its great fruit yield. This guava is very rare in NZ, producing large fruit for eating fresh off the tree or canning and preserving. The Lucknow 49 guava is well known as a sweet flavouring variety with few soft seeds, milky white flesh, a greenish-yellow thick skin and a prolific bearer.
The ripe guava can be halved and eaten from the shell or sliced and combined with other fruit. Guava can be pureed and made into sauces, sorbets, and mousses, or cooked down into a firm paste and sliced. It can be made into jellies, jams, and preserves. Guava can also be juiced.
The bumpy, round shaped fruit is yellowish-green on the exterior with a unique creamy white interior flesh. This is extremely special guava variety and a must have in your garden!
Caution: From 1 September 2022, it is not permitted to propagate, distribute, release or sell guava plants within the Auckland region. Exceptions apply if you are transferring an existing plant on your land to another location within the boundaries of the same property. As a result, all of our guava plants are being shipped from our nursery in Northland and we will not be able to sell or deliver the plant to addresses in the Auckland region.
Full sun or part shade
Need regular watering during summer.
Grows in all soil types, preferably in light and well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter.
Liquid fertiliser during growing season around Spring to late summer. 3-4 times a year with old chicken manure.
Hardy, but prefer warm and less windy areas especially when still establishing.
Need protection from frost. Dormant around winter, plant can die off if overwatered then comes back the following growth season.
Air layered - within 12 months
Trim in early spring after frosts have passed to encourage fresh foliage to develop