Guava production is increasing in Bangladesh
Guava is a major crop of Bangladesh. The production of guava in Bangladesh is increasing day by day. In the year of 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 area and production of guava are 8986 acres 202504 MT, 9304 acres 204625 MT and 8794 acres 214308 MT respectively (Source: Yearbook of Agriculture Statistics 2017, BBS). The soil and weather condition of our country is good for guava cultivation. Guava has a significant demand in the local market. It is often marketed as “Super-fruits” being rich in vitamin A and C. A single apple guava contains over four times the vitamin C as a single Orange.
Guava is very delicious fruit. Many favorite and tasty items are made from guava and these products are imported by many country. Such as, guava jelly, guava syrup, guava cheese, roll etc. A few years ago, guava may have been domesticated in our country but not cultivated commercially. We have seen that in our in our country maximum houses had one or two guava plants in their house yard naturally. Now it is cultivated commercially in our country. It is an important fruit in many parts of the world for its production. Mainly two types of guava are cultivated commercially. 1. Kazi Peara (guava) 2. Bari Peara (BARI, 2003).