Ugni molinae

Chilean Guava
MYRTACEAE, The Myrtle family

Chilean Guava is a pretty evergreen shrub that grows 3 to 6 feet wide. The small, dark green leaves are reddish when they unfurl. The tasty little striped berries smell of strawberry- banana with a hint of pine, quite tropical. They are about the size of a blueberry, so it would take a bunch to make jam, but I imagine it would be quite a treat. At work we are selling it alongside the dwarf pomegranates and other unusual but hardy fruits, though it’s only hardy in zones 8 or 9 to 11. It’s related to the true guava, Psidium and Pineapple guava, Feijoa.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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