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Bambina™ Pineapple Guava

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About Bambina™ Pineapple Guava

The Bambina Pineapple Guava from the Southern Living Plant Collection is brand new for 2019! Most people don’t have any idea of what a Pineapple Guava is. But that’s kind of a shame! It’s a delicious addition to any warm landscape, and chances are that you’ll be the only one on the block with one.

This selection produces egg-shaped fruits that range from 1.5-3 inches long. They are a blueish green color, with a waxy outside and a light roughness. Upon cutting into the fruit, you’ll find a sweet fragrance and creamy white center. The flavor is difficult to describe but is distinctly tropical in flavor. Most agree that the flavor is somewhere between a strawberry, pineapple, and guava. Additionally, this fruit turns ripe in late fall. This makes it one of the last harvests of the season, which is perfect for anyone looking to stretch out their fresh fruit season.

Besides tasty late-fall fruits, this selection features edible spring petals as well! These blooms are gorgeous. Dark red petals with white edges and thick red stamens with creamy golden tips. Truly tropical in appearance. Pick off the petals to your heart’s content, they won’t affect the fruit production. Furthermore, each petal is somewhat sweet, with a hint of cinnamon. They’re a perfect addition to salads or tropical beverages for a fantastic flavor and color contrast.

Its foliage is a grayish green and grows with a naturally rounded growth habit. In addition, these leaves remain dense, compact, and evergreen all year long.

Unlike other Pineapple Guava plants, the Bambina is a dwarf and only reaches 3-4′ H x 3-4′ W. Therefore, use this fruiting shrub in a hedge, border, container, mass planting, or in a mixed garden bed. You’ll appreciate its low-maintenance nature.

Bambina Pineapple Guava Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 8-10. Though it can be somewhat more cold tolerant when planted on the east or west side of a home, against the home’s foundation.

Plant in Full Sun to encourage maximum foliage, bloom, and fruit production. At least 5-6 hours of direct sun daily.

Water 2-3 times a week during the first growing season. In the second growing season, provide supplementary water 1-2 times per week. Afterward, it’s considered rather water-wise.

Fertilize with a balanced organic fertilizer several times throughout the growing season to promote maximum growth and fruit production.

How to Plant Bambina Pineapple Guava Plants

Dig a hole three times the width of your plant’s rootball. The hole should be deep enough that the top of the plant’s root ball is even with or slightly above the ground around it. Mix your native soil with rich garden soil or compost to provide additional nutrients for your growing plant. If your soil is clay-rich, we recommend mixing pine bark in with your native soil at a ratio of about 1:1. This will help improve the drainage and breathability of the soil. Fill the hole back up with your soil mixture. Afterward, we also recommend applying 3-4 inches of mulch around the base of your plant to help it retain moisture.

Spacing Recommendations

Space the Bambina Pineapple Guava 2.5 feet apart for a seamless planting. Plant them 4+ feet apart for space between shrubs.

Suggested Companion Plants for the Bambina Pineapple Guava

Putting together a fruit garden? Try other fruiting varieties from the Southern Living Plant Collection, such as the Little Miss Figgy Dwarf Fig, Prime-ark Freedom Thornless Blackberry, and Bless Your Heart Blueberry. All three of these varieties are naturally compact and produce delectable fruit. Furthermore, they produce fruit at different times, so you can keep your landscape laden with fruit nearly all growing season long.

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15 reviews for Bambina™ Pineapple Guava

  1. John McGhee (verified owner)

    We purchased 5 Bambina Pineapple Guavas recently because they were highly recommended for our new landscaping project & suddenly became unavailable at our local nurseries. This was our first purchase from Plants By Mail and we couldn’t be more satisfied. The plants arrived within a few days or ordering & were in excellent condition. We ended up ordering 7 other plants the day after our Bambinas arrived. The plants look beautiful and we’re looking forward to watching them grow and tasting both the flowers & guava fruit later this year! Cheers!

  2. Will (verified owner)

    I was overly impressed with the plant’s condition when they arrived. Very healthy. Planted them three days later and I couldn’t be more happy.

  3. Debra M O’Leary (verified owner)

    I love the Bambina Pineapple Guavas that I ordered last year in January. They arrived in wonderful condition and were large then I thought they would be. They are thriving in the garden!! I will be ordering more soon!! Thank you!

    • Team PBM

      Yes mam. You’re very welcome! Looking forward to hearing from you again.

  4. GuavaLover (verified owner)

    The pineapple guava arrived in very healthy condition!

  5. garciapaula677201 (verified owner)

    Great looking plant. Not quite as silver/grey as I had expected but it’s in a container so this could change once put in the ground. Arrived in great condition.

  6. Sam Aldrich (verified owner)

    The pineapple guava plant that we ordered was delivered in great shape. The plant was delivered in a very timely manner, 3 or 4 days, ready to be planted, was about 18 inches tall and the leaves were green.

  7. Brenda Gaines (verified owner)

    Beautiful, healthy plant arrived in great condition. Plants by Mail has a great variety of plants that can be delivered right to my door. I will be ordering again.

  8. Brenda Gaines (verified owner)

    Beautiful, healthy plant arrived in great condition. Plants by Mail has a great variety of plants that can be delivered right to my door. I will be ordering again.

  9. Dawn Keckley (verified owner)

    I could not believe how large and lush this plant was when it arrived! I’m so excited to see it grow and produce fruit! I’m growing it in a large container and hope to prune it into a tree form.

  10. Susan (verified owner)

    My plant arrived as expected and was very healthy. It is doing great in the ground so far, already growing!

  11. Ellen

    Tree arrived in excellent condition.

  12. George Evans (verified owner)

    Super healthy plant. Very full, green and appropriately scaled to the pot size I ordered (2 gallon). I just put it in my landscape so have yet to see how I like the flowers and fruit but PBM got me off to a great start with a robust plant!

  13. Robert in Olympia WA (verified owner)

    I was amazed by the quality and health of my new Bambina Pineapple Guava. The packaging allowed the plant to travel on its side or standing up without putting pressure on the leaves at all. When unpacked, the shrub was super healthy, very moist, and looked liked it had been always been on my property. The quality the plant, the creative and supportive packaging, and speed of delivery will certainly bring me back to PlantsByMail for future purchases. Thank you

  14. Liz (verified owner)

    Arrived bigger than expected and in great shape!!

  15. Ann Granack (verified owner)

    I purchased one Bambina Pineapple Guava because my husband loves guavas and he would like to try this variety. I received it in a timely manner. It was packaged well, soil still moist and a great size for a 2 gallon bush. I love the leaves on it – oval, lightly fuzzy gray-green color and would contrast nicely with anything. Thanks for this opportunity!

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