Pineapple Guava Tree
Pineapple guava Acca sellowiana is a fruit that originated from Brazil. Although not a true guava, it’s fruit so closely resembles guava it is a wonderful substitute. Some varieties of this cold-hardy fruit can be grown as far north as zone 7a. The trees are evergreen, with striking blue- green leaves that are silvery white underneath. Plants bloom in May and are covered with small orchid-like pink and crimson blooms. The fleshy pink petals are a delicious treat and have a sweet flavor and texture that melts in your mouth like cotton candy. By September the plum-shaped fruit are ready to eat and are harvested when they fall to the ground. Simply slice open and scoop out the delectable creamy white flesh. The flavor is considered to be the best in the world by many true guava lovers! Use fresh in fruit salad or make guava jelly and jam. It’s tangy pineapple flavor also lends it self nicely to marinades and meat glazes.
Pineapple guavas are one of the easiest, most problem free fruits you can grow – a little care will go a long way with this tree. Pineapple guavas need cross-pollination – be sure to get at least 2 plants.
- 1/2 cup pineapple guava (scooped out of the outer shells)
- 1/2 cup tangerines (peeled, sectioned and deseeded)
- 1 cup non-astringent persimmons cut into large, chunky pieces
- 1/4 cup chopped toasted almonds
Mix first three ingredients together. Drizzle with honey and toss lightly. Set aside for 1 hour. Sprinkle with almonds and serve.
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Pineapple Guava Tree - Pineapple Guava Varieties
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Pineapple Guava is one of the most trouble free fruit trees, we have found no diseases or insects that attack them. They are a great choice for permiculture, Food Forest or organic gardener. Need an good edible privacy screen? Plant them on 6 foot centers and they’ll grow together quickly to hide a bad view.