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EJMQLD starts with ...
We've recently bought a place that has this bush with dark shiny green leaves and small (2.5cm diameter) red fruits. Can anyone tell me what it is? and are the fruits edible?
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4th August 2013 2:55pm
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Mike says...
Red cherry guava.
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EJMQLD says...
Thanks Mike. So edible?
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Mike says...
You bet they are edible EJM, and they are kinda sweet/sour but have hard seeds. Their other name is strawberry guava.
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4th August 2013 5:17pm
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MaryT says...
Mike, is strawberry guava the same as red cherry guava? I thought they are different?
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Mike says...
Howdy Mary, they are Psidium cattleianum and go by both names and there is a yellow form as well.There are 2 closely related guavas with smooth foliage but purple fruit in Brazil, P.myrtifolia and P.eugenifolia which are not officially in Australia.
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MaryT says...
Hi Mike, I love the fruit on my yellow cherry guava but my strawberry guava has only provided two fruit to be exact. I gave it a severe prune and hope to see a better result this year.
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Mike says...
Mary I reckon yellows are a feather bigger and tastier but reds usually are a little more productive.It may have something to do with the specific environment or nutrition of the plant.
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rowan says...
Many backyards around here have the red ones but they are way to resinous for me and the seeds are too hard but my young yellow cherry guava is only 3 feet high but it bears all year round and the fruits are much bigger and sweeter. I won't touch a red one now.
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Mike says...
If they are resinous potash, Mg and micronutrients might help. Reds can be quite nice and the seeds in both colour forms are a bit of a drag.
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