Last week, I found this pineapple guava fruit growing on a bush in Charleston. Pineapple guava is an incredibly tasty fruit from an evergreen shrub native to South America. The shrub grows well along the coast and is a great choice as an edible landscape plant. Gardeners in the Midlands and the Upstate could get away with growing this plant if it is in a protected spot. They have beautiful flowers, so beautiful that Georgia O’Keefe featured them in one of her paintings. Although I have never tried them, the flowers are edible and apparently taste like marshmallows. See HGIC Pineapple Guavas and NC Extension Plant Toolbox: Acca sellowiana to learn more.
What Is It? Wednesday – Pineapple Guava Fruit
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