****GROWN ON OUR FARM HERE IN TENNESSEE *****
**** 15 DWARF PINEAPPLE/STRAWBERRY GUAVA SEEDS ****
In addition to producing fragrant fruit and tasty flower the pineapple guava tree is an evergreen ornamental. The small gray-green leaves and cinnamon brown bark provide year-round beauty. In late spring, Feijoa sellowiana adorns itself with inch wide red and white flowers.The cupped petals are edible and taste slightly sweet. Each bloom has a cluster of red stamens bursting from its center. If the blooms are pollinated, (most varieties require cross pollination) the flowers will be followed by elongated oval-shaped fruit.
The skin of the fruit is covered by a dull blue green blush. You can rub this off with your finger to reveal the shiny green skin underneath. The best way to eat them is by slicing them in half lengthwise and scooping out the flesh with a spoon. The tiny seeds are edible too. Harvest season is September through November in the U.S. Ripe fruit will fall from the tree if you shake it.