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Guava, Common Or Tropical Guava
Evergreen, Edible fruit, Shrubs, Trees


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Native to tropical America. Grows 25 ft. tall and nearly as wide, with strongly veined leaves to 6 in. long. May lose some of its leaves briefly in spring; new growth is an attractive salmon color. Yellow-skinned, 1 to 3-in.-wide fruit has white, pink, or yellow flesh and a musky, mildly acid flavor. This plant has become a weed in Hawaii, where it is choking out native species.

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