- Tasty fruit with interesting, ornamental appeal
- Hardier than the common Guava tree
- Grows well even in extreme conditions
- Resists most pests and diseases
Strawberry Guava Gives you More...
If you’re on the lookout for an exotic specimen to add to your garden of eclectic fruit trees, then look no further than the Strawberry Guava. Resembling deep purple, shrunken pomegranates, the fruit’s taste and consistency is nothing of the sort. We’ll get to that in a moment. First, consider the convenient shape of the tree. Maxing out at a sturdy 20 feet, it’s versatile. You can grow it as a tree, a bush--it can even be fashioned into a stately, bonsai shape which suits it extremely well. There are no lower limbs, so the twisty branches that ascend skyward add to the allure of this awesome beauty.
Along with the maroon-tinted fruit, lovely blooms of white petals and yellow stamens will add the perfect complement of color. As if that’s not enough, the Strawberry Guava is practically maintenance free. The only work you’ll be doing is plucking all the delicious berries right from your tree!
Looks like Pomegranate, Tastes like Strawberry
Now for the sweet surprise. The first time you see a Strawberry Guava, chances are you’ll imagine it tastes like a pomegranate, since it looks like a miniaturized version. But plop a fresh one into your mouth right off the tree and a rush of strawberry fruit flavor is the first thing you’ll notice. A mild sweetness, uniquely all its own gives the tender white flesh of the Strawberry Guava a distinctive taste that offers a diverse set of culinary possibilities.
From jellies and jams to tart fillings and sherbets, the Strawberry Guava is a flavor-filled fruit that will have you looking forward to the next harvest.