The Strawberry Guava won. They were a gift from the couple we bought the farm from six years ago. Tiny little cuttings at the time, this year they are bearing fruit. Guava grows well here and we have at least four varieties on the farm but the strawberry variety is my favorite.
They are a delicious little red fruits that look like giant rose hips. They taste like a cocktail of all my favorite things, passion fruits, strawberries and roses. Even our four year old gobbled 8 of them in one sitting yesterday. So far, I have eaten them warm off the tree, poached them and served them with yoghurt and added them to smoothies. When I have more fruits to play with, apparently Strawberry Guava ice cream is pretty good.
The leaves are glossy and the plant has an attractive compact habit with with real landscape value. I think it might be time to make more cuttings.