02/05/02

The pictures below were taken around this time last year in TREC's guava collection.  I had tagged a number of the pruned branches to track the growth and development.  I found the guava to be just as interesting as the other tropical fruit crops that I have spent time shooting.  Nature, again, has proven to provide a wealth of analogies when observed closely.  


Guava hedging

Ian Maguire/UF TREC

Guava branch 1 month after topping & hedging 

Ian Maguire/UF TREC

 
The same guava branch 20 days later

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The same guava branch 30 days later with unopened flower buds

Ian Maguire/UF TREC

 

Guava flower

Ian Maguire/UF TREC

 

Set guava fruit developing

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Maturing guava 

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'Blanca' guava

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