Guava a genus of tropical herbs and small trees. The common guava, native to tropical regions of North and South America, reaches a height of 30 feet (9 m). It has greenish-brown bark, large oblong leaves, and small white flowers. The fruit is spherical or pear-shaped and is 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) in diameter. It has a thin, yellowish skin and the interior of the fruit is white or pinkish.

The strawberry guava, native to Brazil, bears small, dark-red fruit. The fruit of the guava is sweet and can be served fresh or made into jelly or preserves. Both the common and strawberry guavas are cultivated not only in the regions to which they are native but also in other areas, including California and Florida.

The common guava is Psidium guajava; strawberry, P. littorale var. longipes. Guavas belong to the myrtle family, Myrtaceae.

GuavasGuavas are pear-shaped tropical fruits with pinkish flesh and yellow skin.