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Pineapple Guava Tree
Pineapple Guava Tree



 
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The Guava tree, Acca sellowiana 'Pineapple' grows in a bush form and might be more accuratedly referred to as a 'Guava Bush', but most orignating countries in South America, where the Guava grows naturally as a native evergreen plant, it is called  'Feijoa'.  A mature guava tree can grow to a height of 15 feet with a crown, likewise, spreading to 16 feet and in Florida, it is common to grow Guava shrubs as hedges, privacy barriers and to reduce gusts of wind.  The multicolored flowers of lavender with a central core of scarlet red stamens (male parts) are beautiful and often are picked to serve with a salad, where they add an agreeable salty, indescribable  flavor.  The fruit at its ripening climax is green skinned with an amber pulp that matures into a crisp, complex flavor reminiscent of figs and pineapple and a faint tempting fruity aroma.  When completely ripe the pineapple guavas fall from the tree, but for best flavor enjoyment, the fruit should be picked off the tree when a slight softness develops to the touch by the finger.  Some gardeners prefer to shake the guava fruits off the tree at intervals every couple of days in order to collect the freshest tasting fruit.

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Look nice and healthy December 23, 2015
Reviewer: Eric Anderson from PALM COAST, FL United States  
I expect these to do well. Good plants. Thank you.

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