Beautiful Guava Blossoms

We have about 30 varieties of tropical fruit on the farm. There is almost always something ready to pick and eat straight from the tree. It is definitely one of the perks of Big Island living. Here are flowers of the guava tree (Psidium guajava). There are several wild varieties here in Hawaii but this one is a commercial strain and so produces much larger fruit with very few seeds. We’ll be enjoying guava from this flowering in about  6 weeks or so, towards the end of June.

Here is a link if you want to know more about guava http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/guava.html.

I know that they are delicious and the kids devour them (a real plus when they are in a picky stage)!

guava blossom

guava blossom

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