Small, purple red fruit, usually not larger than a blueberry. The fruits have a nice, mildy spicy-guava like flavor.
Very small bush, usually only to 3-6ft. It is a slow grower, and is often grown for ornamental purposes, for its little pink flowers that hang down throughout the Spring and Summer.
The chilean guava is hardy to about 18F, and grows best in cool subtropical climates. Sunset Zones: 14-24 USDA: 9-11
Grow in full sun or part shade. Water moderately.
By seeds and cuttings. Seeds are fairly slow to germinate, usually taking several weeks or a few months.
Eaten fresh, or used to make jams and jellies.
Native to Chile.