SIGNS of the SEASON
Central Florida Ag News|August 2021
Florida Taps Into the Tropics With Guava
ERIKA ALDRICH

FLORIDA IS GREAT for an array of tropical fruit crops because of its tropical climate, and one of the most popular tropical fruits grown in Florida is guava. It’s a large fruit with a unique, sweet flavor that many describe as a cross between a strawberry and a pear. Guava is a popular ingredient in many Asian and Hispanic dishes. While it’s grown year-round in Florida, guava is in its peak season from July through September, with a smaller peak in February and March. You should be able to find guava in grocery stores, farmer’s markets, and roadside produce stands near you.

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