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Myrciaria floribunda, Eugenia floribunda, Guavaberry, Rumberry

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 Myrciaria floribunda, Eugenia floribunda
Family: Myrtaceae
Guavaberry, Rumberry
Origin: Tropical America
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageFragrant

Guavaberry should not be confused with Guava. These trees can be found growing wild in Central America, South America, and Caribbean. It was introduced to Florida, Hawaii, Bermuda, and the Philippines. Plants have red-brown branches and small pink and white flowers. The fruit, which are roughly half the size of cherries, are yellow-orange or dark-red and contain a small amount of translucent flesh surrounding a stone. It has excellent tangy acidic flavor and usually eaten fresh. Also used in beverages, as well as fermented and used in alcoholic drinks, and to make jams. Guavaberry liqueur, which is made from rum, is a common Christmas drink in Sint Maarten and the Virgin Islands. The plant is also used for medicinal purposes.

It grows well in dry and moist climates. Can be kept small with pruning. Hardy to short frost, to the upper 20's F.


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Guavaberry should not be confused with Guava. The fruit, which are roughly half the size of cherries, are yellow-orange or dark-red and contain a small amount of translucent flesh surrounding a stone. It has excellent tangy acidic flavor and usually eaten fresh. Also used in beverages, as well as fermented and used in alcoholic drinks, and to make jams. Guavaberry liqueur, which is made from rum, is a common Christmas drink in Sint Maarten and the Virgin Islands. The plant is also used for medicinal purposes.
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Grown in 4-6" pot

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