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Strawberry Guava

Psidium cattleianum

Description:

3m tree. Bright green leaves, opposite arrangement. Creamy flowers with many stamen & a round green fruit, ripening to red. Fruit are about 2cm in diameter. The fruit can be eaten by cutting them in half and scooping out the pulp and seeds or by biting off a piece of the rind and sucking out the insides. Strawberry guavas taste like a passionfruit mixed with strawberry

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12 Comments

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Around 2cm fishnlove.

fishnlove
fishnlove 8 years ago

This looks a lot like our blueberry or huckleberry here in the states interesting. How large are they?

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Haha! My stomach aches already! :)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

An invader, huh? Well, it is your duty to eradicate it! Eat as many fruits as you can! :-)

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

It's in a shared open garden just near my house. It has definately been planted there....not native.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Did you spot it in a park or something like that? It is a native brazilian plant!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

I must go back & collect some then :)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

BTW, it reads Ah-rah-ssah...

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

I know this one because I lived in a house where there was a huge araça tree, and I eat a lot of that oh-so-good red fruit!!! :-)

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Wonderful! Thank you Sergio!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Araça???? In Australia???? Need to check!!!

LeanneGardner
Spotted by
LeanneGardner

Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Feb 5, 2013
Submitted on Feb 6, 2013

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