The Guava Tree is a sweet, fragrant tropical fruit ranges in size from a small egg size to that of a medium apple. To eat raw, guavas should be very ripe. They make excellent jams, preserves and sauces. Guava trees are very attractive with blotchy patched bark in greens, browns and creams. They have pretty fluffy flowers and are ornamental whether in fruit or flower. Guavas are ideal for use as fruiting hedges, landscaping trees and as ornamental potted specimen trees where they will be happy to produce masses of fruit. The strawberry guava is more suited to smaller gardens because of its compact growing habit.