I have not been able to share this enthusiasm and find the guava experience highly over-rated. The flavor and the smell never being enough to get over the fact that the guava plays host to unprecedented numbers of fruit flies and maggots.
Today, my guava world was changed for ever. I was introduced to a new variety we have planted on the farm. The fruit looks like yellow globes and the smell is close to heaven on this earth. The scent is more guava than guava. A wonderful fragrant perfume with a flesh that tastes similar to passion fruit.