The Lemon Guava, also commonly called Cattley Guava, is a small sub-tropical fruit tree. It abundantly produces sweet lime-green to golden-yellow guava fruit. The petite fruit, range in size from 4-8cm, and have a delicious blend of lemony guava flavor and aroma. Lemon Guavas are mainly eaten raw but can also be cooked. The pulp is often used in fruit salads, smoothies, or in a marinade. Lemon guavas, like most guava varieties, contain a high amount of vitamin A and folate. It also contains vitamins C (even greater amounts are in the skin) and B-complex vitamins as well as minerals like potassium.
Lemon Guava trees are excellent producers, fast-growing, and are an excellent design element for an edible landscape. Well-suited for growing in a container and grows successfully as a potted plant in northern zones. Somewhat drought tolerant!
Plant Type: Subtropical/Tropical Fruit Tree, Shrub
Harvest Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Mature Size: Lemon Guavas will grow up to 6-15 ft. on average, whereas Strawberry Guavas can reach up to 25 ft. Cattley Guava tree/shrub size is easily managed, making it very suitable for containers or even growing indoors.