In Chennai u can grow Anakapalli, Banarasi, Bangalore, Chittidar, Hafshi, Nagpur Seedless, Smooth Green varieties of guava
Heavy clay to very light sandy soils having pH between 4.5-8.2 are suitable for cultivation of guava.
Planting is done during the rainy season. June-July is the ideal time for planting the layers and seedling.
The plants are usually planted at a distance of 5-8 m. The exact planting distance is decided according to variety, soil fertility and availability of irrigation facilities.
Standard spacing is 6 m. x 6 m. accommodating 112 plants/acre. By increasing the plant density, productivity can be increased.
High density planting causes erect growth of branches making the plant tall, compact and also gives higher yield/unit area in early years of fruiting.
Square system of planting is generally adopted. Pits of 1x1x1m. size are dug before the monsoon and filled with a mixture of farmyard manure and soil.
A fertilizer dose of 600 g. N, 400 g. K in Northern Region, 260 g. N, 320 g. P and 260 g. K in Eastern Region, 900 g. N, 600 g. P and 600 g. K.
Guava is mostly grown under rainfed condition. During winter season, irrigation is provided at an interval of 20-25 days and in the summer months it is provided at an interval of 10-15 days by the ring method.
Pruning is usually recommended after harvesting or in spring. Summer pruning is generally avoided as the plants get damaged due to sun burn.
Green manuring is usually done during rainy season. Pre-emergence use of diuron (1.6 kg./ha.), oryzalin (1.67 litres/ha.), simazine (1.6 kg./ha.) or atrazine (1.6 kg./ha.) has been found to be effective in control of weeds in guava orchards.
Mulching the soil at least twice a year helps in conserving moisture and improving the fruit quality.
for supply of guava seedlings
No. 60 A, 3rd Cross Street,
State Bank Nagar,
Moolapalayam, Erode - 638002,
Tamil Nadu, India
Sri Vijaya Durga Nursery
Mr. Rama Krishna: 91 9440321226
Mr. venkatesh: 91 9440321269