Incredible variety of guavas

Guavas originate in South, Central America and Mexico. In Thailand they are also called Farang or stranger. At Discovery Garden Pattaya we grow several varieties and offer the seeds of the different varieties as well as plants of all sizes.

We call this pear shaped guava (outside yellow, inside red) Rio Farang

We call this pear shaped guava (outside yellow, inside red) Rio Farang

When I saw my first unusual guava on a market in Rio de Janeiro I did not know the delicious pear shaped fruit, outside yellow, inside red, was a guava. But I liked the tasty red flesh that reminded me a bit of strawberry. It took only two years from seeds to grow a 4 meter high tree which bears those delicious guavas. I eat them fresh, cook them with red cabbage or make jams out of my “Rio de Janeiro” guavas. Seeds and plants are available at Discovery Garden in Pattaya (Thailand) and on request in our Nong Khai outlet from where you can take them to Laos.

Most guava flowers at Discovery Garden Pattaya are white

Most guava flowers at Discovery Garden Pattaya are white

On a later trip to Brazil I found another guava variety in Belem where the Amazon River flows into the sea: It was also pear shaped, outside and inside yellow. Also this yellow guava variety tastes very well.

Yellow guavas with yellow  flesh can easily been grown from seeds in Thailand and Laos

Yellow guavas with yellow flesh can easily been grown from seeds in Thailand and Laos

 

Finally I found in Mexico a third guava type which is different from the round and green type that is predominant in Thailand: Outside yellow, inside yellow, a very small, but delicious round fruit.

These small, round and yellow guavas are available in Thailand and Laos

These small, round and yellow guavas are available in Thailand and Laos

On a local plants market near Pattaya I found a guava variety with dark red leaves and dark red skin with purple flesh inside.

Red guavas in Pattaya Discovery Garden

Red guavas in Pattaya Discovery Garden

Contrary to all other guava varieties I know, the flower is not white but pink and very attractive, indeed.

The flowers of red guavas are pink

The flowers of red guavas are pink

The last – but not least – Thai guava variety I grow at Discovery Garden Pattaya is also a local plant found on a local plants market. The green fruit has white stripes and the attractive leaves have white edges.

Guavas with white stripes on green skin can be seen at Discovery Garden Pattaya

Guavas with white stripes on green skin can be seen at Discovery Garden Pattaya

There is obviously an incredible variety of “Farangs” in Thailand…

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    • Dear Al,

      we can sell does seeds and send them to the Philippines. But I will only be able to send them after August 4th when I return from Switzerland. So please make your order then.

      All the best

      Hans Fritschi

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