Fruits and Vegetable week: Chinese Guava

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cheriyan vj

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Jan 4, 2011, 10:00:32 AM1/4/11
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Dear All,
Am attaching for ID. Growing in front of my house. The locals here in Coonoor(Altitude: 6000' approx) call it the 'chinese guava '. The fruit is 3/4" to an inch in dia, flavour similar to guava but sweetish-sour to taste with few seeds similar to those of regular guavas. Excellent for making Jams/ Marmalades. Has a long fruiting season starting jul/aug carrying on to Dec. This year it is still fruiting and an odd flower and young fruits are still visible. Likely consequence of the climatic change!
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cheriyan

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tanay bose

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Jan 4, 2011, 10:18:47 AM1/4/11
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Psidium littorale scientifically
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Yazdy Palia

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Jan 5, 2011, 4:01:09 AM1/5/11
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Thank you Tanay ji, I have this fruit tree at our place and was
wondering what its name is?
Regards
Yazdy.

sheetal chaudhari

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Jan 5, 2011, 4:19:04 AM1/5/11
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Good capture



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