Guavas fruit plant are a tropical superfruit originating in Central America. They are oval in shape with light green or yellow skin and contain edible seeds. They are amazingly rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium and fiber.
There is some evidence that guava can improve blood sugar control. Several test-tube and animal studies found guava extract reduced blood sugar levels, improved long-term blood sugar control and reduced insulin resistance (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). This is good news for people with diabetes or those at risk.
Guavas may help boost heart health in a number of different ways. Many scientists believe that the high levels of antioxidants and vitamins in guava may help protect the heart against damage from free radicals. The higher levels of potassium and soluble fiber in guavas are also thought to contribute to improved heart health. Eating guavas has also been linked to lower blood pressure, a decrease in "bad" LDL cholesterol and a rise in "good" HDL cholesterol. Guava fruit plants in Kerala are naturally planted.
Mature Height: 20 feet
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: 1 to 2 years
Harvest Time: Various
Fruit Color: Yellow or Green
Year to Bear: 2 to 4 years
Botanical Name: Psidium guajava
Variegated guava has pink color flesh.If contented as long as it keep producing healthy variegated leaves and having fruits is a bonus. A small round white spot at distal end of median cell; distal area with a transverse series of ill-defined longitudinal black dashes; cilia variegated.
The Yellow Strawberry guava is very adaptable and can be grown outdoors throughout much of Florida and California. It will fruit in a container almost anywhere if protected from hard freezes. Trees grow well in full sun and with water, although short periods of drought will not harm the plant.
It's the fruit Mexico gifted to the world. The two to five inch long round or oval bundle of white or red flesh, gift wrapped in a thick hide of green that soon caught the people's imagination and tickled their taste buds when the conquistadors introduced it to the rest of the world.
The highly ornamental tree is slender, erect, usually to 25 or 35 ft (7.5-10.5 m) high, short-trunked and heavily foliaged with opposite, oblong-oval leaves 3 1/2 to 5 in (9-16 cm) long, 2 3/8 in (5-6 cm) wide, with recurved margin; glossy, thick, leathery, and minutely pitted on both surfaces.