Get a taste of the Brazilian rainforest!
Each Purple Forest Guava comes with a unique, variable acidity and occasional tannin note, depending on growing conditions. Overall, their creamy white flesh is known to taste quite tropical, somewhere between berries and pineapples. The petite red-to-purple fruits grow to the same size as their Guava relative, the Strawberry Guava. They bear a similar aesthetic (and nutritiousness) to the Camu-Camu and have occasionally been falsely called Camu-Camu.
The tropical to subtropical shrub/tree grows gorgeous, feathery white flowers loaded with nothing-short-of enchanting aromatics. Glossy leaves grow canopies up to 12 ft. and live happily as potted plants. The Purple Forest Guava tends to tolerate frost better than most guavas, staying hardy down to 28F, and grows with little maintenance, so long as it is planted in well-draining soil paired with plenty of sun (however, it will grow just fine with filtered light/part sun conditions).
As far as nutrition goes, the Purple Forest Guava carries plenty of potassium, magnesium, cyanidin 3-glucoside, lutein, beta carotene, and vitamins A and C.
You can prepare the highly-seeded fruit as a juice, cook it into jams or simply enjoy it out of hand!
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