Chinese Guava (Psidium cattleianum), also known as Strawberry Guava, is a small fruit tree or shrub native to Brazil but now widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions around the world. The plant produces small, round, yellow or red fruit that have a sweet and fragrant flavor, resembling that of a strawberry.
The Chinese Guava plant has glossy green leaves that are leathery in texture and can grow up to 3 inches long. It typically grows to a height of 6-15 feet, although it can be pruned to maintain a smaller size. The plant produces small, white, fragrant flowers that are followed by fruit that ripens in the late summer or fall.
Chinese Guava plants are relatively easy to grow and prefer well-draining soil and full sun or partial shade. They are relatively tolerant of drought and can be watered sparingly during dry periods. The plants are also fairly hardy and can tolerate temperatures down to around 25°F.
The fruit of the Chinese Guava plant is highly nutritious and packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It can be eaten fresh or used in a variety of culinary applications, including jams, jellies, and desserts.
Overall, Chinese Guava is a delicious and attractive plant that is well-suited for growing in tropical and subtropical regions. Its sweet and fragrant fruit, attractive foliage, and relative ease of care make it a popular choice for home gardeners and commercial growers alike.