Few Thais and foreigners have ever seen strawberry guava trees (Psidium cattleyanum) nor tasted the delicious little red fruits. At Discovery Garden Pattaya and Nong Khai we have planted several cherry guava (another name) trees that bear a lot of fruits. We also have quite big Psidium cattleyanum trees for sale in Thailand and Laos.
If you ever have seen strawberry guava trees in Thailand or Laos you are an exception, they are widely unknown here. The Psidium cattleyanum trees originated in Brazil and are close relatives of the common guava, even though their leaves look completely different. The small red fruits are not bigger than the egg of a dove, but look exactly like the common guava. The cherry guava fruits can be eaten with their skin and taste like a mix of sweet strawberry and passion fruits.
In Thailand and Laos the cherry guava trees start blossoming in the middle of October, after some of the last heavy rains of the rainy season.
The strawberry guava trees grow quickly after the age of three years, bear a lot of flowers and later a lot of the tasty and pretty fruits.
Our strawberry guava trees at Discovery Garden Pattaya and Nong Khai are first green and become red when they mature. There seems to be another variety that turns yellow when ripe, but so far we have not found it yet.
The advantage of planting already mature strawberry guava trees is obvious: You can harvest your first and tasty cherry guava fruits in no time.
Presently we have a few strawberry guava trees for sale that are up to three meters high already and should have a lots of fruits in no time. Seedlings should be available soon as well since strawberry guava trees can also be grown from seeds. Inquire about availability of strawberry guava trees, seedlings or seeds in Laos and Thailand: [email protected]