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cmichael258

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Looking for Guavaberry tree
« on: October 27, 2018, 07:59:34 PM »
Met someone from Tampa area who grew up In Virgin Islands and is looking
for a guavaberry plant.

Anyone know of a Florida seller?
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Re: Looking for Guavaberry tree
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2018, 01:36:24 AM »
Is it a chilian guava? How big is the berry?

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Re: Looking for Guavaberry tree
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2018, 09:15:23 AM »
Is it a chilian guava? How big is the berry?

I don't know. She said that her mother would make jams/jelly with them in Virgin Islands.
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Re: Looking for Guavaberry tree
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2018, 09:21:30 AM »
Myrciaria flouribunda is the scientific name. Also known as rumberry.  They're related to jabos. Small red to dark berries that have a sort of woody flavour. I really enjoy them but I wish they were bigger.

The berries are used to make a guavaberry liquor that is popular in sint marteen. They sell the liquor at total wine too. beautiful landscape tree as well. Not too sure where to find a tree however.

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Re: Looking for Guavaberry tree
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2018, 09:22:13 AM »
If you find a source shoot me a pm I might be interested as well

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Re: Looking for Guavaberry tree
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2018, 12:03:46 PM »
I live in the Virgin Islands and yes they are quite popular here.  There are ones with red, purple, or yellow berries.  I have one of each planted out and so far I have found their growth rate to be pretty fast, much more so than Jabos.

Coming up in February is our annual agricultural fair, this is the time to procure them.  I am happy to take orders from people and send up via USPS Priority Mail.

Shoot me a PM if interested. 

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Re: Looking for Guavaberry tree
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2018, 01:57:58 PM »
PM sent
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Re: Looking for Guavaberry tree
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2018, 11:07:56 AM »
PM also sent

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Re: Looking for Guavaberry tree
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2019, 06:13:09 PM »
Have these become available?

 

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