Guava is a small round or oval fruit up to 12 centimetres in length. It grows on a small evergreen sprawling bush-like tree. Guava is used for the preparation of jams, jellies, squeezed juices, and alcoholic drinks. Some make tea and prepare decoctions from its leaves. The fruit contains many beneficial nutrients and is also used in cosmetology.
Guava fruit is harvested once a year, from January to April, sometimes twice a year but the fruit will be smaller in that case. Ripe guava can be yellow, green, and burgundy with a thick bumpy peel.