getting info on pineapple guava growing itself there isnt much besides this awesome forum! been really helpful about the differences of pineapple guava varieties. here is my first flowers and i tasted them since i heard onegreenworld that the petals were edible. im so glad i tried it. since it is my only flower that is blooming i dont think i will have any fruit due to the lack of cross pollination. however i look forward to next year. any eat the flower petals can tell me if different variety have difference in taste? or pineapple guava flowers petals all taste the same? thank you
There is some slight difference even on the same tree over time, maybe having to do with how warm it is out? But overall they taste sweet and flowery… sometimes cotton candy sweet, sometimes just slightly sweet… but always pleasant. Would be good to add to salads or fruit salad.
I’ve noticed birds eating the flower petals, I think it’s a strategy for pollination, the birds get tasty petals, the plant gets pollenated.
the one i tried today was sweet but not overly sweet like cotton candy. wished it had more flowers for me to eat.
Meaning they are turning to pineapple guava fruits now? sorry i know much yet. if im correct, i think eating just the petals shouldn’t affect the fruit from forming.
Yes. Eating the petals will not cause any problem with fruit formation (as long as the rest of the flower is not damaged), and the petals are easy to pull off.
Yes, those are future pineapple guavas, though some may drop on their own.
you could have a plate of pineapple guava flower salad ; )
i think next year it will have flowers mines is not that much larger