I have this plant I had no idea what it is. I may have started it from seed. I did go through a phase where I ordered and planted every seed I could think of and lots I had no idea about. lol
I posted this plant on the id forum and it was identified as a beaumontia. I'm pretty sure at this point that its not that. Here is a picture of the fruit. I should also add that the fruit smells heavenly.
What am I?
Thank you so much for the reply. I have a strawberry guava growing in my yard and didn't even think they could be related. This is the best smelling fruit I have even smelled. My whole kitchen smell good just from having the fruit sitting there.
I don't remember planting this but obviously I did. most likely from seed. Also I am amazed at how fast it grows.
I wonder if this will survive outside here. zone 9.
Yes; it will survive in zone 9. I'm originally from Guam and the tree is all over the place.
How do I clean the seed from this fruit?
Did I mention that this fruit smells wonderful!
You can scope it out with a spoon or like we do in Guam; we just eat the whole thing.
If you have enough to process, get a Food Mill. Great for tomato sauce as well.
Link to some that cost $100(!!!) but I got one for around thirty, which I still thought was pricey.
You know - you are right, the Strawberry Guava looks completely different. The leaves are a darker green, and look more like a privet than anything tropical. The bark gets shredy and reddish, though, so I love that look! I'm told the fruits are small, but tasty. I just got mine in the ground last week. Seems to be a really easygoing plant.
Jungleman, you are right I have a strawberry guave and they look completely different. Thats why I had no idea this one was also a guava. My strawberry guava is in the ground and is real easy to grow. I does well in my zone 9. All I do is water it in the summer and I get lots of fruit. The fruit is small and seedy but a great taste, well worth growing.
I am trying to decide if I should plant the reg guava in the ground or leave it in a pot. Its about 7 feet tall in the pot. (a pretty small pot at that).
Everything you wanted to know about Guavas:
Guavas don't come true from seed, you just might have something new!! They have a lot of close relatives.
If the plant dissappears from your yard, you'll have to come retrieve it from my yard!! Your description is irresistable.
Yummmie i miss guavas, well "GUAYABAS:! I can buy them here in China Town in NYC but it is not the same like in my native Central American country. Enjoy your plants and fruits! Wish i could grow them here, sniff sniff!
Pearl you think they would survive my cold winters indoors??? I am tempted to order one from Logees this season, they have a dwarf one that could come indoors. I have no greenhouse though!
The dwarf one might be able to survive indoors as long as they not over-watered or feed. Just give them the normal rest time.
So you are giving me hopes??? i wonder though if the fruit tastes good, you know I hate spending the money and the fruit being good for NADA!!! NOTHING!!!!, lol!
If it doesn't bear fruit you will have a nice specimen for a house plant.
It bears fruit, let me look at the catalogue and I will let you know what species it is, thank you for helping, lol, this is not my thread sorry Linda I invaded it!
Clemens and everyone, that is absolutely fine. I am learning just reading your posts. The guava I have is a great plant. I didn't know what it was so I just treated it like a subtropical plant. Its is a pot outside most of the year and I moved it under cover for the few cold weeks we get. It rarely gets below 32 here. I love the fruit, I just fell in love with the smell and then the taste. And yes I tasted it before I new what it was. lol .Hopefully I will get more fruit!
Linda so neat that you got to get a taste for such a tropical plant and fruit. Nothing here in the States tastes like it, very unique I would say. I remember back in my country that the best tasting gauva that i tried came from lebannon, my grandma had gotten a cutting from someone that travelled there, they were tiny guavas and sweet and OMG can never forget the taste. The one you have pictured above, looks like the ones I found in the wild in my country, I remember riding the family horses, going through the jungle and picking the ripe red guavas! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh memories and good ones! Enjoy yours Linda, boy do I wish and only wish i can experience those childhood memories again!