That is not to say, however, that the fruit is unusable then. Unlike the Strawberry Guava Diet Coke, Blueberry Acai did have hints of that recognizable Diet Coke flavor. The flavor of the fruit is slightly acid and said to have a Strawberry like taste. The Strawberry Guava terpene profile is about 50% limonene and also features pinene, linalool, and terpinol. Its flowers grow either individually or in clusters of three, and each flower has five petals. I have two of the Pineapple guava trees in my yard. I do agree that Strawberry Guavas are tasty. you are funny, I enjoy reading your articles. SID-ee-um  lit-aw-RAY-lee  catt-tee-eye-AY-num. We have loquats, palms, orchid trees, and a jillion other things, but never any guava volunteers. What is Guava Supposed to Taste Like? Can be roasted and used to extend coffee or as a substitute. There are named varieties for best fruit quality. I have never sprayed them and I have never seen any worms in them. If the taste of the fruit is astringent, then leave the fruit for further ripening. I am also aware that fruiting plants that have these characteristics are often bushland, creek and gully weeds, and I love the bush as it is. No fruit flies or infestation at all, and the tree has been maintenance free in our backyard. What does guava fruit taste like? See picture above. Incidentally, there is a Pineapple Guava as well, Feijoa sellowiana. ENVIRONMENT: Extreme. The thin, edible skin tastes like the smell of rose petals and when ripe, has the same heady aroma common to other guava types. Focusing on the cheapest vape prices in the UK and the A few years ago, we bought a small tree from our local Home Depot (Southern California) labeled as Carribean Guava (that turned out to be strawberry guava), which we have since planted in our backyard. It has NEVER spread. 31 homemade recipes for strawberry guava from the biggest global cooking community! [11] Once such species, the sawfly (Haplostegus epimelas), attacked commercially produced guava plants in addition to invasive P. "Strawberry Guava Biocontrol: Restoring natural balance to Hawaii's forests and watersheds with the help of a bug", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Psidium_cattleyanum&oldid=989501154, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 19 November 2020, at 10:06. Homemade Strawberry Guava or Yellow Cherry Guava Liqueur. Fruit golfball size, looks similar to small pomegranates, purple red, whitish flesh, sweet when ripe, many seeds. It is growing in full shade and still bearing fruit in San Diego! The fruit has a creamy white interior with small edible seeds. [7][8], Psidium cattleyanum is a small, highly-branched tree that reaches a maximum height of 13 meters, although most individuals are between 2 and 4m. It can be eaten off the bush, best when between green and red, mottled. When he goes out he eats as fast as he can till I catch him because he gets sick when he eats to many. Strawberry guava with green and ripe fruit. Above the base of classic Diet Coke, the blueberry and acai additions tasted less like blueberry or acai and shockingly more like another fruit: grape! Interesting. Lots of water is needed during fruit development and for proper ripening to occur. Strawberry Guava is an indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain from Oni Seeds that offers a massive yield, impressive resin production and a delightfully fruity and exotic flavour. Boiling the fruit in water with added sugar produces a paste that is useful in bakery products as a filling. I was impressed by its ability to grow without much care or water . Possums clean the tree of all unpicked Guava, along with the Loquat and Surinam Cherry fruit. Fruit Taste. I was searching the web to see if I can get a plant through my nephew who is in the US. I am sure they can survive in a tropical country, Malaysia. Will not tolerate freezing. I think they are probably best fresh. Especially the ‘chew strategically’ and challenging ‘dentistry’. Strawberry Guava (Psidium cattleianum) – Prospects for Biological Control. [11] Despite the great threat that P. cattleyanum poses to many tropical ecosystems, some studies indicate that isolated groups can be totally eradicated after three to four years of proper management applications, such as cutting and burning mature individuals and applying herbicide to stumps. However, after researching the problems this plant can invite into my yard, I’m not so sure I care for possible infestation growth, or various fruit flies, and I know I’d never use it as firewood or coffee. Guessing there’s lots of sugar in them. That depends on whether you like the extra protein. The wood is good for smoking meat and can also be made into tools and toys. Delicious taste with a guava taste on the exhale. The Strawberry Guava produces reddish guava fruit that has a delicious strawberry-like taste. In the mean time I saw a disappointing article saying that only fresh seeds directly from the fruit will germinate and not the dried ones. Native to the Atlantic coast of Brazil, the Strawberry Guava has been exported to warm places around the world and naturalized. All in all, the fruit is quite aromatic and tastes like a strawberry, lime zest, and sometimes, passionfruit. [11] This biological control approach is used because certain insects cause damage to P. cattleyanum in a way that either prevents the tree from reproducing or kills them outright. I was very pleased with the sticky and moist buds. Since she offered the sucker to me shall I try it or go for seed instead??? Leaves opposite, simple, no teeth, no hair, elliptic to oblong to 3 inches long. The critters look alot like maggots. it is not the fruit just my gluten of a dog. We received our strawberry guava from http://www.logees.com. I wish there were. They have been there for at least 12 yrs. Now it has those pretty white flowers, green growing fruit balls, and two red ripened ones! State of Hawaii. You might want to omit the seeds from the fruit leather. They taste like a cross between a pear and a strawberry. Share. There are NO ‘volunteers’. Many of the Loquat and Surinam Cherry seeds they drop do grow in the surrounding forest, but not the Strawberry Guava. There is also a yellow variety called Lemon Guava. Taste of huge juicy, lightly tart/tangy strawberries, guava, fruit skin/seed, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, apricot, red/green apple, vanilla, cream, white bread dough, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Year after year they barely grew, but then they were just left out in the fruit orchard to withstand rain, sun, wind, drought, and frost. A tea can be made from the leaves. The species is named in honour of English horticulturist William Cattley. cattleyanum, is commonly known as purple guava, red cattley guava, red strawberry guava and red cherry guava. This is also stuck under a very dense shade tree, which might account for the slow growth as well as the survival of the winter cold. Cheers! Some prefer just the flesh, which is sweet. At that stage it is perfect for picking. 4.8 5. [15] P. cattleyanum is prevalent in both undisturbed[10] and highly disturbed roadside habitats in its invasive range. The seeds are small and white in colour. We did not live in a snow area so don’t know its ability to survive that. Some are smaller) But they are tart and sweet…very tasty. [16] Additionally, P. cattleyanum is both very shade-tolerant[14] and able to withstand soils with a moderate to high pH level. I hope no one is encouraged to grow these or the regular guava. This renders the fruits inedible soon after they are picked. Its ubiquity in damaged ecosystems further muddles management due to its high dispersal from these less-sensitive habitats to more fragile habitats. Maybe they are full from the persimmons that are ripe at the same time, and lots and lots of those too high to pick. One man’s fruit tree is another man’s weed. At some point they begin to ripen and become mottled, a little, green, a little white, a little red. The taste profile ends rather quickly. One of the trees doesn’t produce much fruit and the fruit it does give is very small, while the other right next to it gives a bounty of fruits that are much larger than the other tree. Tree is growing well in South Florida climate. Pineapple guavas, the ones that stay green, are used as landscape shrubs here The can be pruned in a variety of ways. Plus with the figs he finds, that’s a lot of fruit. It is now highly prevalent in tropical rain forest ecosystems due mainly to accidental transportation and its invasive plant properties. Impact of alien plants on Hawaii's native biota. I am usually on vacation when they ripen to a red color, so the neighbors occasionally harvest them for jelly and eating. Not the best for wake and bake strain as it makes you sleepy. See recipes for Mike's Adult Strawberry Guava Daiquiri Cocktails too. I love this fruit! Some say it is a cross between a pear, a mango, and a strawberry, while others say it’s a combo of a grapefruit and a pear. [12] Additionally, its seeds have many health benefits, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties in addition to a high amount of Vitamin C.[9][13], P. cattleyanum occurs primarily in mesic tropical rainforest environments[10] at an elevation of up to 1300m, but is found primarily below 800m. [2][12] However, products made from P. cattleyanum are not commercially available because of a lack of market and the heavy presence of fruit flies. [14] Its invasive quality may be explained by a high amount of genetic variation, as variants of different fruit colors cluster at different elevations. I read a government report that guavas can be planted to lure the citrus greening fruit fly away from citrus crops but doesn’t look like it can stop a 20+ counties infestation to the Florida crops. The fruit of the Strawberry Guava can be eaten right off the bush. I hope this time I must be lucky if a few of them germinate. The pigs disturb habitats by digging in the soil, making it easier for P. cattleyanum seeds to reach the soil. Ingredients. Had a good fruiting this year- ended a couple weeks ago. I grew up with a lot of plants and animals in my ancestral house. Park Resour. It was absolutely the best tasting wild fruit I ever had, being a hunter I have rated wild berries in Africa but this was really nice. It took us about 2 years to finally got to taste the fruit at our own backyard. You can also eat guava before it is ripe, but the taste is more tangy and acidic, and the texture is much tougher. Oh, and the smell is fantastic too! Then I started looking high and low to buy the plant but no luck! This summer we saw fruits for the first time, not a whole lot, but when completely ripe, they were a perfect mix of tartness and sweetness. As the name suggests, this tree usually produces a red fruit, but yellow fruits are also possible. Southern California in the middle of our drought, and this little tree shows up and bears fruit. [12] However, continued follow-up management is necessary indefinitely after a period of high-intensity restoration. They are both considered category I invasive plants by the FLEPPC (http://www.fleppc.org/list/2013PlantList-WithLinksToUFL-update_05_28_14.pdf), which means they can do environmental harm to our natural areas. Wonderful little bush. I have lived here for 4 years and they haven’t grown much. Department of Land and Natural Resources, 54. A clean large glass container with a tight-fitting lid. I brought back some seeds to grow and they never ever generate. Where you find citrus you will find Strawberry Guava. Hawaii, Honolulu. I have no idea how it got here. Thus, some control efforts involve removal and control of invasive fauna. The tree has produced heavy quantities of fruit for eight years, but I have never found any seedlings growing in the forest near my little orchard. We enjoy it’s fruit and flower petals. I hope someone can advise me. cattleyanum. 1989. And they are not invasive here. I’ve only seen one. I looked up and saw a massive tree with all this fruit! I had my first taste of strawberry guava during my USA tour from June-October last year and ever since fall in love in it. Its leaves may be brewed for tea. Native to Brazil where it is known as araçá (ara-SAH) and adjacent tropical South America, it is closely related to common guava (P. guajava), and like that species is a widespread, highly invasive species in tropical areas throughout the Indian and Pacific Oceans. All the while it produces fruit. Or could it be a particular cultivar? 1983. [20], P. cattleyanum grows effectively in undisturbed areas,[10] complicating restoration efforts in sensitive habitats. I never knew about this fruits origin or recipes until my grandparents died – because I goggled. . Can be made in to pies, jam, jellies, drinks, sauces, fruit leather et cetera. Here’s hoping! I have found if I pick the ripening fruit daily it ripens more fruit and lessens the fruit fly issue. They do look like little pomegranates but golf ball sized. we had a strawberry guava tree named “Seemay seebay” in local language, meaning a “foreign guava” (Though i did not know the name then) and I remember so well all my friends and neighbors would be dying to eat the fruits in the season. The fruit starts out hard and green. [10] However, results from such efforts are often unsuccessful due to the lack of dependence upon the animals for dispersal, as germination occurs under a wide variety of conditions. Strawberry guavas taste like a passionfruit mixed with strawberry; lemon guavas have a more acidic and spicier flavour. I can’t control what birds or possums come to the plant and where they drop the seeds so I am reluctantly going to remove it. I didn’t realize the fruit was edible until last year. The fruits are yellow with yellow flesh and a flavor reminiscent of both guava and lemon. Flowers: To just over an inch wide; single at leaf axils, with white petals and a mass of white and yellow stamens. I say it’s delicious. The Strawberry Guava strains has a fruit and citrus smell and a flavor that starts off with herb/sweet fruit/citrus, and finishes with more of a candy taste. Tart but if truly ripened it was heaven. If i can’t grow these seeds where and how can I get more good seeds? (2016). Basically, the taste and flavor of guava are unique and different from the taste of other fruits. [6][8] It was introduced in Hawaii as early as 1825 to create an agricultural market for its fruits, but it has yet to be a commercially viable product. Inside, the fruit is typically pink-speckled and yellowish-white. There is also a yellow edible version. Birds can eat arsenic. I have 5 trees at the side of my house and they have never spread. (1999). Pineapple guava and strawberry guava are two related but distincly different plants--and April's a good time to plant either one. Clonally produced suckers tend to have a greater leaf area. Brown, R. L., C. S. Tang, and R. K. Nishimoto. pp. My one Strawberry Guava tree is a fruiting delight. [21] Its ability to thrive in a variety of different habitats under many different ecological conditions[16] threatens native flora of many different habitat types. Lemon guava. Unfortunately it must not have been pollinated very well as I only managed to get three fruit. Its taste is reminiscent of lemon and guava. My late grandmother love to make juices out of it. The Strawberry Guava is an all-round versatile weed. It is growing quite nicely in a pot as we live in a colder climate but it has not fruited yet. This juice taste more sharp and thick compared to strawberries juice. The seeds can be eaten carefully or roasted as a coffee substitute. We are going to try to start some from cuttings 84 pp. My new neighbor has just discovered one of her trees is a Strawberry Guava. If you wait until the fruit turns completely red, or even dark red, it will — here at least — be full of fruit fly larvae. Closely related to the common guava, it forms dense stands that overpowers local species. lol. When I was a child there was a strawberry guava in the garden. All rights reserved. Less than medium mouth feel, with a little burn on the tongue. The tree has been very slow-growing, flowering during the summer, but no fruits. And we liked that! Thus older, wormy fruit can be collected for their seeds. In general, ripe guavas have a sweet and flowery flavor with a crunchy, grainy, and pear-like texture. It was imported into Florida in the 1880s as an ornamental and for fruit production. Hardy little bushes never died and faithfully gave the most delicious fruit I can remember from childhood. Strawberry guava. Now he know where all the guava trees (and fig trees) are in the neighborhood and pulls me towards them on walks. The tree is no more with us to day. Strawberry Guava: Not All Green Is Good. I used to live on the California central coast and hang out in the Morro Bay Area some. Again, the seeds while edible are tough and hard on your teeth. Not a complex nor memorable beer. A yellow species can be used the same way. Otherwise to me it tastes more like tart passionfruit. IDENTIFICATION: Evergreen shrub or small tree to 25 feet tall, with gray to reddish-brown peeling bark and young branches round, slightly hairy. Please advise where can I get the seeds or buy the plant. [8], Cattley guava is sporadically naturalised in coastal areas of Queensland and northern New South Wales. You were lucky. Its blossom petals are edible. Neither are related to the common Guava. The Best Guava Strawberry Guava Recipes on Yummly | Honey-glazed Asian-spiced Ribs, Guava Atole, Leg Of Pork With Guava And Habanero Puree It is also naturalised on Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island and Christmas Island (Navie 2004; Queensland Herbarium 2008). Natl. Strawberry Guava is a small red fruit resembling tiny pomegranates that grows on a small tree (up to 25 feet tall but usually much smaller). I have a large, hearty strawberry guava in my small line of fruit trees along a driveway in eastern central Florida. I ate from the tree and didn’t think of fruit fly. Ripe guavas can also be figured out through sniffing. Regards Margaret. Hi all, this afternoon I went to get the post out and walked past the bush in the corner and thought hmmm, looks like a little guava… and I picked one and did the tongue tip test… ok so this is not how you check for edibility of fruit in the wild and I cannot recall ever seeing a bird eat these, but it was very tart tasting and not too icky but I wouldn’t want to eat one entirely… and it had seeds in it like a guava… so yeah it was one of these strawberry guavas. This strain is a terpene powerhouse that has crazy powerful scents of sweet strawberry due to its 2.49% terpenes. Cut the fruit in half, eat it with a spoon. I have learned that picking the fruit requires timing. They are an invasive species in Hawaii and they grow well here in hot central Florida. pp. they are about 20 ft. tall. [12] This management strategy, known as the “special ecological areas,” is one of the strongest ways of controlling plant species over time. The strawberry guava can tolerate light freezes.. and have come back from hard freezes here in NE Florida (Jacksonville)… It is planted near the South facing wall of the house surrounded by lots of other plants. We can’t wait for a bigger crop next summer. With a pronounced taste of strawberry, this is an excellent eating fruit. Equipment. [6][11], P. cattleyanum has modest economic impacts in Hawaii due to its edible fruits and beads that are made by tying individual fruits together. 1 part 80+ proof neutral tasting vodka. Is it likely to fruit in the restriction of the pot or should I plant it out? (Still not that big…about 4.5 inches long and maybe 3 inches in diameter?? I love my grandparents so much that now we have planted this trees in my parents home in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia. I’ve made the fruit into jelly and fruit leather. Host specificity of Tectococcus ovatus (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae), a potential biological control agent of the invasive strawberry guava, Psidium cattleyanum (Myrtales: Myrtaceae), in Florida. Keep in mind that there are several different guava varieties, and each type tastes a little different. [24] The wood of the tree is hard, compact, durable, and resistant, and is used for lathe work, tool handles, charcoal, and firewood. You can still consume them, but they are better if used in jams and jellies. I am so happy with this little tree! I brought back some seeds to grow and they never ever generate. Two of those combined lend a tasty, aromatic profile of sweet berries and guava. Copyright 2007-2018 – This web page is the property of Green Deane, LLC. I wonder why… but my grandparents has the trees since forever. I am very excited to taste the fruit. Keeping my fingers crossed. This is a solid kettle sour with the fruit flavors mixing well. The more water and sun, the taller it can grow. Unripe guavas are sour, and the outer skin will have a sweet-sour taste. The “guava” taste came across as more of a subtle berry hint. US Forest Service. The yellow strawberry guava (Psidium cattlenium var. Common sense tells you the ripened guavas would just invite larger infestations. Since I have been in search of one of these for trees, I wonder… As for the pineapple guava or feijoa they are very hardy and can survive quite cold winters. I am a 57yr old mechanical engineer living in the same house for the past 5 generations. What animals eat is no indication what we can eat. Some of the varieties are sweet and can even taste like a cross between grapefruit and pear together. [16], P. cattleyanum is often associated with invasive feral pigs[10][15] The two species are often found near each other, most likely because feral pigs aid in the spread of P. cattleyanum. [12], Feral pigs and non-native birds contribute to the spread of P. cattleyanum via seed dispersal. It’s fruit stays green and has an odd cross shape on the end. It is hardy into the Arizona deserts, but fruit quality is best in cool-summer areas. I have also had one in a pot for a few years in North Western Australia. The strawberry guava is very adaptable and can be grown outdoors throughout much of Florida and California. This year I will be home when the fruit ripens and I intend to make some jelly and jam. Very mild fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang, and spiciness on the finish. I think my strawberry guava dream will stay in my dreams. Pacific Southwest Research Station. In 14 years it did not grow larger than two meters and had plenty of delicious fruit each year. 180-250. in C. P. Stone and J. M. Scott (eds.). Learn how your comment data is processed. Special ecological areas: an approach to alien plant control in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hawaii's terrestrial ecosystems: preservation and management. Strawberry Guava by Kiamichi Skies Skip to Reviews. The guava fruit has a thin skin on top that tastes like rose petals. That its fruit tastes like strawberries is. They stay hard and challenge your dentistry, but they can be included if you want. The Strawberry Guava is also called Psidium cattleianum. I have a pineapple guava growing in my front yard. (Are they microscopic?) As stated above, there are several different varieties of guava. Is it a fact? cattleyanum. The skin is tart and some folks prefer to scoop out the sweet flesh and seeds not eating the skin. We noticed a Guava taste is more like musky when young or unripe and earthy-sweet when fully ripe. Yes, if we had to liken this pop to something else on the market, it would be an old-school grape soda. This variety is yellow and has yellow flesh. littorale is variously known as yellow cattley guava, yellow strawberry guava, yellow cherry guava,[2] lemon guava and in Hawaii as waiawī. The skin is often removed for a sweeter flavour. [7] It tends to form dense, monotypic stands which prevent regrowth of native species, and is very difficult to eradicate; it also provides refuge for fruit flies which cause extensive agricultural damage. Judith. Just picked softball sized fruit from my 3yr old pink guava tree. [11], The whole fruit can be eaten as both the thin skin and juicy interior are soft and tasty. Additionally, feral pigs may ingest the fruits, whose seeds reach the soil in the scat of the feral pigs. This strawberry, mango and guava smoothie is my new favorite thing to make for a quick lunch. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Disclaimer: Information contained on this website is strictly and categorically intended as a reference to be used in conjunction with experts in your area. Despite some people are thinking guava taste is a hybrid between the taste of pears and strawberry but in reality, it is not. I am very eager to give these plants a fresh start in my place for my next generation. Botanically, the Strawberry Guava is in the myrtle family and is Psidium littorale var cattleianum. Incidentally, our next door neighbor has a tree which turned out to be pineapple guava. Now i have more seeds from ROBSRAREANDGIANTSEEDS.COM. On the farm as a kid we had two of these strawberry guava bushes. ?sucker at the base. Its leaves may be brewed for tea. It has a sweet taste once it is ripe. Its genus name Psidium comes from the Latin psidion, or "armlet. Reply. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook. Pineapple guava has a very unique flavor, with sweet, tangy and bitter elements, which many people compare to guavas and pineapples, as the common name implies, but there is also a slight strawberry flavor. My mouth drooled when I saw the little fruit start to color. Excellent carbonation. In some cultivars, there are very subtle notes of mint, which may increase as the fruit ripens. It is not that invasive if it has never sprouted a single seedling in the 6 years I’ve lived here. Tried them out and they are delicious. hi I am in Sydney Australia and have just had my first abundant fruiting of my 2 year old bush. Unripe guavas are a bit hard to bite compared to the ripe ones. The Strawberry Guava has a sweet delicious flavor. I live near Fremantle in Western Australia. The guava has a unique taste that’s hard to describe, but I will try my best! Seedling and clonal recruitment of the invasive tree Psidium cattleianum: Implications for management of native Hawaiian forests. It drops when ripe but can be picked before that. Great to learn new stuff and keep up the great site Dean! It hits a bit and then is gone. Now I know the fruits remain green when ripe – it must have been over-ripe fruits that had fallen. Strawberry Guava. The seeds are small and white in colour and can be roasted as a substitute for coffee. Overripe guavas look slightly yellowish on the outside, and they become tender from the inside. Studies Unit, University of Hawaii Press. Nutritional and nutraceutical comparison of Jamaican Psidium cattleianum (strawberry guava) and Psidium guajava (common guava) fruits. ? It just started growing last year and I left it. It is true that the tree is drought resistant and needs no fertilizer to bear fruit. The plant accepts part shade here. However, in the Caribbean, Hawaii, and parts of Florida, it’s an invasive weed, which also means free food. [17] It is also capable of withstanding heavy leaf litter and responding to bending or breaking of its branches by generating vigorous shoots. The birds around here don’t go for them much that I can see. The guava fruit tastes like a combination of strawberry, pear, and even mango. It will be tart, seeds not quite hard yet, and bug free. The species is named in honour of English horticulturist William Cattley.Its genus name Psidium comes from the Latin psidion, or "armlet." Then I started looking high and low to buy the plant but no luck! Foraging should never begin without the guidance and approval of a local plant specialist. I have just this day learnt that these are strawberry guavas (here on this site) and that feijoas are pineapple guavas (somewhere else). Review. 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