a.k.a. Araca, Guayabillo, Guayaba Agria
Round or pear shaped fruit similar in size and appearance to the
common guava. The rind is yellow, enclosing a white acidic pulp with
a guava-strawberry flavor.
Description: Small shrub or tree from 3-25ft. Its overall
appearance has a resemblance to the strawberry guava tree.
Hardiness: The brazilian guava is somewhat hardy, having survived
temperatures to 28F.
Growing Environment: It will grow successfully in subtropical
climates as well as arid zones as it is capable of withstanding
Propagation: By seeds. Seeds can be slow to sprout, requiring
several weeks to a few months germination time. Plant in warm,
75-85F soil, water moderately.
Uses: It is eaten fresh, but often used instead to make jellies
Native Range: Native from Southern Mexico through Argentina. It
is occasionally cultivated and feral populations are known to exist
in parts of Asia.