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Guayaba

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Anyone Know This Guava?
« on: November 18, 2017, 10:33:28 AM »
My neighbor has a large guava tree, but she doesn't know the variety.  One thing that I noticed about this tree was the large eight inch long leaves.  I thought I may be one of the Vietnamese or Thailand guavas, but when it fruited the skin was smooth and the fruit very round.  The mature fruits are about 4 inches across and taste creamy and a bit pear-like.  Like a cross of Mexican cream and Mexican Pear.  Anyone have an idea what this could be...maybe some random seedling?

The Tree and Fruit








The unknown guava on the right and Tropic Pink on the left






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Re: Anyone Know This Guava?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 03:38:44 PM »




that is strange, one side is pink, the other white
(Kidding LOL)

actually, thats a good looking fruit.
i had one that was just named large Asian white
that was absolutely delicious, not gritty at all, sweet, but soft and crisp.
Some larger ones ive had were gritty, or hard.

this looks very juicy. Kinda like my Asian white
If it were even part Mex cream, i would think the flesh would be more yellowish
i have 5 in ground now, and about 8 or 10 in containers

this one has very nice tasting fruit.
pretty sure its from seed
its a lot sweeter and more aromatic than my old Mex cream
(or what i was told was Mexican, got it from Tx and the guy didnt speak English)
and the skin gets more yellowish. On my old/larger tree, the skin stays light green when ripe.
its a lot softer and tastier than the ones i get at the local Latino market too.



the red is from the container pics below
the yellow is from my original tree (Mex cream seedling maybe ?)
it diodnt have a name, but some years its covered in fruit.


some fruiting even when very small...



this one has large leaves.
it fruited in the container 6 fruit last year
this year for some reason its been shy...
the fruit is pink and maybe a little smaller than the Tropic pink.



this is 2 years ago - same plant.
i dont remember where i got the seeds from
but its definitely from seed, and fruits when very small.


 

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Re: Anyone Know This Guava?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 06:49:43 AM »




that is strange, one side is pink, the other white
(Kidding LOL)


You may be not kidding as well greenman62, look at this bicolor guava i found in my country :






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Re: Anyone Know This Guava?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 10:32:02 AM »
Greenman-your Asian white fruit looks similar. I enjoy the creamy texture of this one. The fruit is also large enough to scoop the seeds out and leave a lot of flesh for my family and friends who donít like to eat them.
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