If your dream job is at the Acme Corporation, then this is the fruit for you!

APPEARANCE Rating: ★★★★☆

Petite dark red berry about the size of a super bouncy ball or a large marble but with the shape of bomb that Wile E. Coyote would use; white flesh and big seeds

AROMA Rating: ★★★★½

Sweet like strawberries with a slightly more perfumy vibe

TEXTURE Rating: ★★½☆☆

Lots of different textures going on here: the peel is tender but noticeable, then a slightly grainy, gelatinous section, followed by a soft creamy interior with edible seeds (I spit them out)

TASTE Rating: ★★★½☆

Strong, sweet and acidic flavor with a tart finish – definite strawberry notes in the flesh and a little bit floral in the peel

OVERALL Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

You can pop the entire thing in your mouth and it just explodes with tart, sweet, exotic strawberry flavor. This is a fantastically fun fruit but I will say that after five or six of them, I was really tired of the seeds and my tongue hurt from the acidity. Also, for being so “fun” I didn’t go back and get more.

FRUIT

Guava

VARIETY

Strawberry

PEAK

Fall

ORIGIN

Brazil

GROWN

Creekside Tropicals
California

PURCHASED

Farmer’s Market

NOTES

Apparently the seeds can be roasted as a substitute for coffee and the leaves can be used for tea. This just does not sound good to me. I suppose if you were stranded somewhere tropical and desperate for something caffeinated and you simultaneously had the tools you would need to properly roast and brew coffee, then these would be a god send. Although now that I think about it, I don’t actually know that these are caffeinated, so scratch that part. Good luck and do report back if this awful circumstance happens upon you.