Guava Guava genus species Plants of the Myrtle Family
of the Myrtle Family
Contains about 100 species of tropical shrubs and small trees.
Most commonly eaten
Guava is the Apple Guava
Other types commonly eaten types include the Strawberry Guavas- Psidium lucidum and the Pineapple
Guavas- Feijoa sellowiana
Geography of Cultivation.
Origin is not completely known but though to be “an area extending from southern Mexico into or through Central America.” Places this include are Peru where seeds of it were found at many archaeological sites.
Main produces of the fruit are
now are now Brazil and Hawaii
other produces in California
, Florida and Mexico.
comes in a variety of shapes
, sizes, colors, textures, and taste qualities.
The Apple Guava is pear to grapefruit shaped with a whiteish inter-fleshy part.
fruit and flowers
Grown in tropical
and sub-tropical climates
Trees need full sun exposure.
in a warm
, humid condition but can withstand to dry to a degree.
May live in nearly any type of soil but Loam and Alluvial are best for it.
Needs some type of frost
protection for colder areas
, tree will die at temperatures below 26 degrees F. (-3 C)
Common Guava uses.
commonly eaten as a whole
, or sliced up especially in many Latin American dishes.
Other uses include turning the Guava into
jelly or added to ice cream
, cakes, and pies.
good source of vitamin A and C
A tea made from the leaves and/or bark have been used by many tribes for diarrhea and dysentery and other tribes
employ it for stomach upsets
, vertigo and to regulate menstrual periods.
It has also been determined to be effective treatment for gastrointestinal disorders.
Has some anti-hyperglycemic qualities.
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