Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >
Aug 26, 2006 11:45 PM

Fresh Guava

Anyone know where I can buy fresh guava in the city? I found the larger grapefruit size guavas with the white flesh in Chinatown. But I'm looking for the smaller golf-ball sized ones with the red flesh. Mail order is okay too.

I already checked the places mentioned in the post from 10/03 and no luck.


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. any luck??? I have posted the same question and have gotten no replies

    1 Reply
    1. re: jonnyb3378

      I didn't buy one so I'm not 100% sure, but the one's I saw and smelled at Fairway yesterday seemed to be the "regular" pink ones...

    2. Hi. It was explained to me that the types of guava that I think you are talking about (such as the ones found in Hawaii) will go bad quickly after picking them. I can't remember if this is on the order of a few hours or a few days. But this is why you don't see guava at the supermarket. They sure are great fresh off the tree though!