Round or pear shaped fruit similar in size and appearance to the common guava. The rind is yellow, enclosing a white acidic pulp with a guava-strawberry flavor.
Small shrub or tree from 3-25ft. Its overall appearance has a resemblance to the strawberry guava tree.
The brazilian guava is somewhat hardy, having survived temperatures to 28F.
It will grow successfully in subtropical climates as well as arid zones as it is capable of withstanding some drought.
By seeds. Seeds can be slow to sprout, requiring several weeks to a few months germination time. Plant in warm, 75-85F soil, water moderately.
It is eaten fresh, but often used instead to make jellies and preserves.
Native from Southern Mexico through Argentina. It is occasionally cultivated and feral populations are known to exist in parts of Asia.