The guava is beautiful tropical tree which are cultivated for it's delicious fruits. In South Africa they are classified as invasive and tend to be a problem in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.
There is a distinctive change in the colour and aroma of a guava when it ripens. For the best flavour, allow the fruit to ripen on the tree, however the fruit can also be picked green-mature to ripen of the tree at room temperature. Place the fruit in a brown paper bag with a banana or apple if you'd like to hasten ripening.
Source fresh seeds, obtained from a quality source. Prepare a pot and fill it with a seed starting soil mix that contains ample organic matter. Press the seed gently into the soil mix and make sure that you cover the seed with a bit of soil mix. Place the container in a warm place and keep an eye on the pot and water when needed. The seed should germinate in about 2 - 8 weeks.
Tropical regions of Central and South America
Tropical, frost-free areas
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Fruits are eaten fresh or porcessed into jams, jellies and preserves.