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An experiment was carried out in Kittur Rani Channamma College of Horticulture, Arabhavi, Karnataka to study the effect of silica (Diatomaceous earth) on physical and Biochemical characters of Guava. Diatomaceous earth is a source of silicon and it was applied after bahar treatment as whole basal application along with recommended dose of fertilizer. Maximum fruit weight (150.99g), volume (165.95ml), length (65.30mm), girth (70.82mm), peel weight (1.33g), TSS (12.050B), sugars to acid ratio (71.05), minimum acidity (0.18%), reducing sugar (5.04%), non reducing sugar (6.11%), total sugar (11.15%) and ascorbic acid (172.95 mg/ 100 gm) was recorded in T9 (RDF +3 kg of DE/plant) while the minimum values were recorded in treatment T1 (Absolute control).