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Sep 9, 2012 09:32 AM

Name this fruit! It's some kind of guava.....

I inherited a big bucket of these guavas from someone's tree and at first was all excited thinking they would be like those pink, luscious guavas I had eaten in Hawaii but, of course, they aren't and now I am trying to figure out what to do with them.

I have Googled them and they fit the flavor description of a green apple guava, but they look like a pineapple guava. I think. They had fallen from the tree so I have to assume they are ripe, right? They are not creamy inside. They have the texture of a mealy apple. The skin is soft and tart. The flavor of the flesh is mildly guava-ey and slightly fragrant.

Can you tell me what I have and give me ideas for what to do with them? Wlll they make good jam? Cook with the skins or not? (I've also got a big bag of bruised farmers market nectarines so maybe I could combine them?)

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  1. Like mangos and apples, some are meant for cooking,while others can be eaten out of hand. Congrats on getting the cooking type. I would try grilling or stir fry at first.