- Tart but Sweet Yellow Fruit
- Puffy White and Yellow Flowers
- Pollinator Friendly
Guava fans go crazy for the Lemon Guava (Psidium littorale var.lucidium). This spunky and delightful variety of guava is often considered more attractive and tart than other varieties. If you want a tree or shrub that is fruitful, fragrant, and fun, you need at least one Lemon Guava.
What makes the Lemon Guava so spunky? Each plant has its own personality when it comes to fruiting time. Some fruit early in summer while others wait until the end of winter!
When you cut open a Lemon Guava, you’ll find bright yellow flesh. But with edible skin, you don’t even need a knife to enjoy this yummy treat! You can bite right into it. You’ll know yours are ready when they transition from deep green to bright yellow.
The Lemon Guava has bright acidic notes while still being the sweet guava flavor you love. This variety has tiny seeds that are smaller and less noticeable than other guavas. Lemon Guavas grow to about 2 inches, the perfect size to enjoy after a large meal.
You can get creative when it comes to how you prepare your Lemon Guavas. You can dice them for flavored water, add them to your ice cream, or mix them in with your favorite yogurt.
The Lemon Guava produces petite blooms with puffs of white stamen with yellow tips. These blooms look lovely against this shrub’s green, full foliage.
Make the most of your favorite guava variety by planting a few along your property line as a privacy hedge. Or you can space them out for a privacy screen effect. You can add height to your garden with a Lemon Guava as a background shrub.
Keep your Lemon Guava happy by planting it in full sun. This sunny delight performs best with medium moisture, well-drained soil. It is happy to provide your bees and other beneficial pollinators with a spot to rest their wings.
If you find yourself with a Lemon Guava, make lemon-guava lemonade. Make enough for your friends and family because this tasty fruit is sure to be in high-demand.