Guavas belong to the plant family - Psidium guajava and are tropical plants which grow great in the tropics, subtropics and Mediterranean climate regions of the world. California is a place where you can easily grow most varieties of guavas. The Mediterranean-like climate and absence of hard freezes during the winters let all gardeners grow delicious tasting guavas!
Guavas can have either pink or white flesh as shown here:
Ruby Red Guava Fruit
White Arabian Guava Fruit
Characteristics of guava plants:
Mexican White Guava:
- 5-6 feet tree - Heavy producer - Medium to large fruit - Mildly sweet, slightly sour - Hard seeds - Firm fruit/pulp
Ruby Red Guava:
- 5 feet bushy tree - Very heavy producer - Small to medium fruit - Sweet mild tasting fruits - Soft red color fruit/pulp - Soft seeds
White Arabian Guava:
- Big tree, grows up to 15 feet tall - Medium producer - Small to medium fruit - Extremely sweet, excellent flavor - Soft seeds - Soft fruit/pulp
Here is a video guide to grow the best guava trees ever!