Botanical description

The fruit is about 4cm in diameter[8].

Uses

Edible uses

Fruit

Raw as a Fruit
Cooked, Stewed as a Jam, Preserve

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Psidium cattleianum.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Psidium cattleianum.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Hedge

Grown as a hedge in warm temperate climates[8].

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed

Seed - sow spring in a warm greenhouse. When large enough to handle, prick out the seedlings into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. If trying the plants outdoors, plant them out in the summer and give them some protection from winter cold for at least their first two winters.[British Centric!]

Rooted cuttings

Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[British Centric!].


Cultivation

Requires a well-drained sandy loam with leafmold[5]. Requires cool greenhouse treatment in Britain[5]. Tolerates short-lived light frosts[8] and cool summers[6] so it might succeed outdoors in the mildest areas of the country[British Centric!]. Dislikes much humidity. Sometimes cultivated for its edible fruit, there are some named varieties[4].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Psidium cattleianum. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Psidium cattleianum.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Psidium cattleianum
Genus
Psidium
Family
Myrtaceae
Imported References
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
10
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    6 x
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    Hedge

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.1 Hedrick. U. P. Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World. Dover Publications ISBN 0-486-20459-6 (32202/01/01)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Uphof. J. C. Th. Dictionary of Economic Plants. Weinheim (32202/01/01)
    3. ? 3.03.1 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (32202/01/01)
    4. ? 4.04.14.24.3 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (32202/01/01)
    5. ? 5.05.15.25.3 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (32202/01/01)
    6. ? 6.06.16.2 Simmons. A. E. Growing Unusual Fruit. David and Charles ISBN 0-7153-5531-7 (32202/01/01)
    7. ? 7.07.1 Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (32202/01/01)
    8. ? 8.08.18.28.38.48.5 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (32202/01/01)



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    Has soil ph preferenceAcid +, Neutral + and Alkaline +
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