Tuesday, January 8, 2013

8/365 - Pineapple Guava

Pineapple Guava - Greenery

Last autumn, we had a small harvest of pineapple guava fruits from this little tree.  (Once the dogs learned that it was dropping fruit, they were very interested.)  My mother gave it to me some years ago, and it makes for an unusual addition to our back yard.  Its flowers are a bit odd, too-- drooping white petals with red fringe centers.  (Evidently the petals are edible, but I'm not much for eating flowers...)  As an evergreen, it remains fully clothed in pretty leaves-- waxy on top, slightly fuzzy underneath.  An interesting transplant from South America.