Family: Myrtaceae •
Genus: Psidium •
Species: guajava •
Country of Origin: Central America •
Common Names: Guava 'Ruby x Supreme' 10.40 •
This is a really nice hybrid sweet & delicious and it has a thick enough skin to keep out fruit fly larvae. This shows how important selection and hybridization can be for a successful crop.
Guava is a small tree reaching 33 feet. The trunk is highly ornamental and leaves are aromatic. With beautiful faintly fragrant white flowers, borne singly or in small clusters in the leaf axils, are 1 in (2.5 cm) wide, with 4 or 5 white petals which are quickly shed, and a prominent tuft of perhaps 250 white stamens tipped with pale-yellow anthers.
The fruits are typically round, ovoid or pear-shaped and exuded a musky odor when ripe.
Guava is very adaptable and it will do well in dry and humid climates. But it is not cold hardy and may die back to the ground with temperatures below 26°F
Food Value Per 100 g of Edible Portion* Calories 36-50 Moisture 77-86 g Crude Fiber 2.8-5.5 g Protein 0.9-1.0 g Fat 0.1-0.5 g Ash 0.43-0.7 g Carbohydrates 9.5-10 g Calcium 9.1-17 mg Phosphorus 17.8-30 mg Iron 0.30-0.70 mg Carotene (Vitamin A) 200-400 I.U. Thiamine 0.046 mg Riboflavin 0.03-0.04 mg Niacin 0.6-1.068 mg Vitamin B3 40 I.U. Vitamin G4 35 I.U.
*Analyses of whole ripe guavas.
Guava Psidium guajava 'Ruby x Supreme' 10.40 by Eric Bronson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
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