[NAFEX] guavas

Ernest Plutko ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Fri Jul 22 15:30:42 EDT 2011


I sent to Costa Rica for guava jam.  Slow in coming.  We were
interested in bananas and I barely paid attention to the guava trees.
I never saw guava trees previously and had to ask what they were. 
Going back to Central America again and will seek out guavas.

---- Original Message ----
From: YearRoundGardening at comcast.net
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] guavas
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2011 14:03:56 -0500

>There is a lot of variation in guavas. Here in Houston, in the
>warmest  
>places, they are just barely growable outside. The last two years my 
>
>Barbie Pink Guava had low 20's and just barely survived despite major
> 
>freeze protection. But in the four years before that, it handled the 
>
>30 degree lows easily. Also, Barbie Pink was not only one of the best
> 
>guavas I have ever eaten, but one of the best fruits.  Certainly
>worth  
>the bother of freeze protection if I get some fruit once in awhile.
>
>Bob Randall
>
>
>On Jul 1, 2011, at 9:02 AM, Ernest Plutko wrote:
>
>No, I did not bring back seeds.  We were taking DNA samples and I
>later threw guavas away without tasting them because I became
>preoccupied.  Wish I had examined the guavas carefully.
>
>---- Original Message ----
>From: 6ducks at gmail.com
>To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] guavas
>Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 06:05:26 -0400
>
>> Oooh, I love guavas.
>> Eat em fresh!  You can find lots of recipes on line.
>> Mostly dessert recipes, but some other things, too.
>> But I've never seen any that were what I'd call orange.
>> I have two trees on my back deck that I hope will flower this
>summer.
>> Did you bring back any seeds?
>>
>> Michele in SW Ohio
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Ernest Plutko
>> Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2011 10:05 PM
>> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>> Subject: [NAFEX] guavas
>>
>> I was in Costa Rica and collected a few fallen orange fruits under
>> some trees.  They were guavas which had a very pleasant smell.  I
>> have heard of guava jelly but is there anything else they are used
>> for?
>>
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