Guava - Tropical The Guava
Soft fluffy white flowers produced in late spring / early summer on current seasons wood. Pollination is by insects and birds. Fruit is a round-oval-pear-shape and from 5-9 cm long. The skin colour is usually yellow and their flesh can be from a white-yellow-rose-red colour. The flesh contains juicy plup and soft edible seeds.
Habit - Small open branched tree. Mature trees have attractive bark, which is smooth, thin, mottled green or reddish brown. Evergreen, large leaves of a dull mid green colour. Prominent veins on the underside. Leaves turn attractive maroon colour in cooler climates.
Size - 3-5m tall
Pollination - Self fertile
Harvest - Harvest fruit when firm and slightly yellow. Allow to ripen inside for a few days.