Well known for its abundant fruit production. Bright green leaves are accented by white, fragrant blooms most of the year. The bark is an attractive reddish brown and peels off revealing smooth gray bark beneath. Green skinned Pear-shaped fruit follow the blossoms and when cut open the fruit is a yellow- white and so sweet that it is used in the making of jams. High in vitamin C. An easy to grow plant that is suitable as a tropical, flowering bonsai and container growing. Trees are larger than other varieties and tolerate moderate drought.
1. Guava was naturalized in Florida as early as 1765 and the first commercial plantings weren't until 1912
2. Native to Tropical America and was introduced early to Guam by the Spanish
3. It then spread to the Philippines and beyond to Asia
4. Flowers and fruits all year
5. Can tolerate temperatures to 20 degrees F
6. The guava is an excellent source of vitamins C and A.
7. Makes an excellent plant for collectors of plants for the home or greenhouse environment
8. Grown for the beautiful leaf shape and color
9. Guava may have been domesticated in Peru several thousand years ago
10. Peruvian archaeological sites have revealed guava seeds found stored with beans, corn, squash, and other cultivated plants
11. Makes an excellent specimen for Bonsai Culture
12. Another fun plant from seeds of the Rainforest