Guava Man Cometh

I’ve made cryptic references in a couple of posts about this incredible tropical fruit that lends itself to jams, jellies, syrups, desserts, grilled meat, and sauces without mentioning much about its origins. Many botanists agree that the lowly guava is native to Mexico, Central America and the Yucatán Region. It is well suited to thrive in South Florida. For the record, it is no more invasive than orange trees.

Just when I thought it was safe to write a little about it I received this photo.

Typically they range in size somewhere between a golf ball but smaller than  a tennis ball. Bright yellow orbs that reach maturity in the late summer. Just when the South Florida weather is at its brutal summer peak.

These are massive, very early, and inexplicable. I can’t wait to see them in person.


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Filed under Florida Culture, Florida food, Flourida Lifestyle, Food, Invasive species, Wild food

One response to “Guava Man Cometh

  1. I bet they would make a really good chutney or sauce to serve with grilled pork. Have you ever tried a custard apple? They must be related.

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