Origin - Strawberry Guava is native to coastal areas of Eastern Brazil.
Scientific Name - Psidium littorale formerly known as Psidium cattleianum.
Appearance - Strawberry Guava appears to be dark red in color which tastes similar to strawberry. The pulp of the fruit will be juicy with a semi-transparent texture.
- Though the fruit haves a rich sweet flavour, it is used in the preparation of jams and jellies.
- Its leaves play a vital role during tea preparation.
- Its small whitish seeds are used as a substitute for coffee.
Strawberry Guavas are evergreen trees which grows up to maximum of 15-16ft, with wide spreading branches. The leaves grow up to 2 - 4 cm long and the fruit is about 2 inches in diameter with a dark red, purple, yellow or green in color. The skin of the fruit is also edible which tastes similar to rose petal.