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Myrtus Berry (chillean guava)

Myrtus Berry (Ugni molinae), also known as chillean guava and strawberry myrtle. A low perennial bush with delicate small guava shaped red fruit that ripen in late March - mid April. The fruit are sweet and beautifully flavoured, small (5-6mm) in size. Great eaten fresh, cooked  and dry well. The plant forms a dense evergreen low bush up to 50cm - easily pruned into shape like an edible box hedge.

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Specifications

Ripening Time March - April
Fertility self-fertile as a group, individual pollination complex
Growth Habit Evergreen shrub up to 50-60cm. Can be hedged.
Rootstock Not grafted
Chill Tolerance Normal chill
Plant Sizes 25-40cm potted

Pollination Guide

  • Pollination is far simpler than most people think. Generally, unless self fertile simply get 2 or more different varieties in the same group (eg pears) to ensure adequate pollination. A more comprehensive explanation can be found in our Pollination Guide
  • More information on Espaliering
  • More information in our Articles and on planting and pruning.
  • Answers to Common Questions.

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Myrtus Berry (chillean guava)

Myrtus Berry (chillean guava)

Myrtus Berry (Ugni molinae), also known as chillean guava and strawberry myrtle. A low perennial bush with delicate small guava shaped red fruit that ripen in late March - mid April. The fruit are sweet and beautifully flavoured, small (5-6mm) in size. Great eaten fresh, cooked  and dry well. The plant forms a dense evergreen low bush up to 50cm - easily pruned into shape like an edible box hedge.