History Of Dalhari Water Guava

Who doesn’t like water guava? The crispy flesh with a sweet taste is very suitable to be enjoyed during the day. Introducing water guava which you must try. This is DALHARI WATER GUAVA. Dalhari water guava is a type of local water guava which is known for its large size and sweet taste. Another advantage is that this guava has a heart red color so it is very suitable to be planted in a pot to decorate the yard.
Dalhari guava fruit tends to be round like a bell, blood red when ripe. The fruit measures 5 – 8 cm and weighs 60-150 grams/fruit. The flesh is thick and has a very crunchy texture. The flesh of the Dalhari water guava is red which is very attractive.


In terms of texture, Dalhari guava fruit has thick flesh with a crunchy texture. The flesh is also very fresh to eat because it has a high water content.

As for taste? Dalhari guava fruit offers a sweet taste with high water content. What is special about the Dalhari guava is that it is very rare to find seeds. This combination of taste and beautiful fruit shape is what makes the Dalhari water guava always sought after by water guava lovers.
Characteristics of Dalhari Guava Plant

Dalhari water guava is a type of local water guava that comes from a corner of the city of Yogyakarta, specifically in Sleman. Physically, this plant with the Latin name Syzygium aqueum has upright growth. The leaves are green and the stems are brown.


The Dalhari water guava plant is famous for its ability to produce fruit diligently. Apart from that, this water guava is able to bear fruit all year round without knowing the season.

Dalhari Guava Fruit

The conditions for growing Dalhari guava seeds are lowland or highland with a height of up to 700 m above sea level. The type of planting medium that is suitable for Dalhari guava seedlings is loose soil with lots of nutrients. Dalhari guava seedlings really like an adequate and not excessive water supply.

Dalhari guava cultivation is easy, in general it is almost the same as caring for king rose water guava. Water regularly in the morning and evening depending on the situation. Apart from that, also do proper fertilization, weeding and pruning.

Dalhari Guava Fruit
Dalhari Guava Cultivation

The Dalhari guava plant is a type of water guava plant which is known for its early maturity or easy fruiting. With good care, this fruit plant begins to learn to bear fruit after 2-3 years of planting using grafted or grafted seeds. The harvest generally falls from July to September.

The Dalhari guava tree is also famous for its high level of fruit production. One Dalhari water apple tree can produce 100 – 200 kg per season. Even better, as you get older. For optimal production, when 6 -7 years old, Dalhari guava fruit plants are capable of producing up to 500 – 600 kg of fruit per tree.

Dalhari Guava Seeds
Specifications of Dalhari Water Guava

Name: Dalhari Water Guava Seeds
Scientific Name: Syzygium aqueum
Area of Origin: Yogyakarta, Southeast Asia
Current plant age: more than 5 months from grafting stem
Optimal Growing Climate: lowlands to highlands
Sunlight Requirements: all day long
Productive Period: bears fruit in 2-3 years
Additional information: the seeds have been planted so all you have to do is wait for the seeds to flower and bear fruit.

If planted in a pot (Tabulampot):

Minimum Pot Size: diameter more than 60cm
Planting Media: soil and humus
Watering Standards: Water once a day with 1 liter of water.
Future Plant Height: more than 5 meters high, can be shortened by pruning
Fertilization Standard: once a month with NPK Leaf fertilizer


Water ambush (Syzygium samarangense) is a plant in the guava family.
guava or Myrtaceae which originates from Indonesia and Malaysia. Trees and fruit
Dalhari guava is not much different from water guava (S. aqueum). Water apple
Dalhari according to its classification is:
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Syzygium
Species: Syzygium samarangense
As the name suggests, this guava was developed by Mr. Dalhari in
his yard from the first two parent trees in 1985. Currently less
Of the 1500 trees planted by almost all the village residents. Dalhari guava seeds
comes from grafts planted scattered in people’s yards. Dalhari water guava plants can now be picked
the fruit during the maintenance period until the tree is ready to harvest is three years old
year. Total fruit production is around one to two quintals per tree.

The history of the name and origin of this guava is quite interesting. Starting from the love story of a young man from Candibang Hamlet with a Solo girl, guava seeds (which were later named Dalhari water guava) were taken from a garden in Solo. Then the young man from Candibang Hamlet took the guava seeds to Candibang Hamlet and planted them there.

One day in 1983, Mr. Dalhari, who happened to be a relative of the Candibang youth and a local environmental conservationist, became interested in cultivating guava around his residence in Krasaan Hamlet, Jogotirto Village. Then Mr. Dalhari transplanted a guava tree planted in Candibang Hamlet into his yard. Mr. Dalhari invited the residents of Krasaan Hamlet to plant and cultivate guava initially for environmental preservation reasons. Interestingly, this guava is widely cultivated by the residents of Krasaan and its surroundings, so that the area has become synonymous as an area that produces delicious guava.

In 2004, the name of the water guava cultivated by Mr. Dalhari was patented under the name Dalhari Water Guava and became the flagship fruit of Sleman Regency as determined by the Sleman Regency Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Service. Traces of the Dalhari water guava can no longer be found in Solo, so this guava has become a typical fruit of Jogotirto Village that cannot be found anywhere else. For his services, Mr Dalhari received an award as a local environmental conservationist.

Since then, the Dalhari water guava has become known to the wider public through exhibitions and local traders who market the guava around tourist attractions or busy roads. Increasingly, more and more institutions and individuals are coming to Krasaan village to research or just see and taste this typical Sleman fruit.

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