Yellow Cherry Guava
Psidium littorale var. littorale

A decorative evergreen fruiting shrub 2-5m tall. It has an attractive mottled trunk with glossy green foliage and small, fluffy, white lightly fragrant flowers. Produces masses of sweet, juicy yellow fruit in late Summer and Autumn however, may fruit twice a year in warmer conditions.

For best results, plant in a warm sunny position protected from strong wind in fertile, well drained soil, enriched with manure or well decomposed compost and mulch well. Prune to encourage better fruiting. Can also be plated as a fruiting hedge. Drought tolerant, hardy, and cold tolerant however, sensitive to frost. Cherry guavas grow everywhere in Australia, except for cold mountain districts.

Fruit can be eaten fresh off the bush or can be made in to pies, jam, jellies, drinks, sauces etc. The seeds may be roasted and used as a coffee substitute and its leaves may be brewed for tea.