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Guavas are plants in the myrtle family genus Psidium, which contains about 100 species of tropical shrubs and small trees. They are native to Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. Guavas are now cultivated and naturalized throughout the tropics and subtropics in Africa, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, subtropical regions of North America, and Australia.
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Psidium guajava
The apple guava or common guava (Psidium guajava; known as Goiaba in Brazil and Guayava in parts of The Americas) is an evergreen shrub or small tree native to Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. It is easily pollinated by insects; in culture, mainly by the common honey bee, Apis mellifera. Widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions around the world, guava fruits can range in size from as small as an apricot to as large as a grapefruit.
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Psidium cattleianum
Psidium cattleianum, named in honour of notable English horticulturist Sir William Cattley, commonly known as Cattley guava or Peruvian guava, is a small tree (2–6 m tall), bearing small red or yellow fruit, which are somewhat sour but sometimes eaten or made into jam. The red-fruited variety is known as strawberry guava; the yellow-fruited variety is known as lemon guava, and in Hawaii as waiawī. Native to Brazil and adjacent tropical South America, it is closely related to common guava (P.
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Acca sellowiana
Acca sellowiana, a species of flowering plant in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, is native to the highlands of southern Brazil, eastern Paraguay, Uruguay, and northern Argentina. It is widely cultivated as a garden plant and fruiting tree in New Zealand, and can be found as a garden plant elsewhere such as in Australia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and South Africa. Common names include feijoa pineapple guava and guavasteen.
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Ugni molinae
Ugni molinae, commonly known as Chilean guava, or strawberry myrtle, is a shrub native to Chile and adjacent regions of southern Argentina. The Mapuche Native American name is "Uñi". It is in the same botanical family as the Guava. The fruit is sometimes marketed as "Ugniberry", as "New Zealand cranberry" in New Zealand, and the name "Tazziberry" has been trademarked in Australia, but it is not a native plant to these countries.
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Goiabada is a popular dessert throughout the Portuguese-speaking countries of the world, dating back to the colonial days in Brazil, where guavas were used as a substitute for the quinces used to make marmelada. An abundance of sugar and slave labour were crucial for its confection, in large cauldrons cooking over a slow fire. It is a conserve made of guava, sugar and water. It is still commonly made at home for family use or by home industry outlets (traditional recipes) or as processed food.
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Norfolk Thrush
The Norfolk Thrush (Turdus poliocephalus poliocephalus), also known as the Grey-headed Blackbird or Guava Bird, was a bird in the Thrush family endemic to Norfolk Island, an Australian territory in the Tasman Sea. It is the extinct nominate subspecies of the Island Thrush (Turdus poliocephalus).
Norfolk ThrushFauna of Norfolk IslandExtinct birds of AustraliaAnimals described in 1801TurdidaeBird extinctions since 1500

Calyptranthes elegans
Calyptranthes elegans, the bashy guava, bois baguette, bois petite feuille, is a flowering plant species in the genus Calyptranthes endemic to the Lesser Antilles.
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Psidium dumetorum
Psidium dumetorum (Jamaican Guava or Jamaican Psidium) was a species of plant in the Myrtaceae family endemic to Jamaica. It is now extinct.
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Guava Jam
Guava Jam: Contemporary Hawaiian Folk Music is a record by The Sunday Manoa, of Hawaiian folk music, released in 1969, credited with starting the Second Hawaiian Renaissance in the 1970s. The Sunday Manoa consisted of Peter Moon and the brothers Robert and Roland Cazimero.
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Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard
Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard is a novel by Kiran Desai published in 1998. It is her first book and won the top prize for the Betty Trask Awards in 1998. It is set in the Indian village of Shahkot and follows the exploits of a young man, Sampath Chawla, trying to avoid the responsibilities of adult life.
Hullabaloo in the Guava OrchardDebut novels1998 novelsNovels set in IndiaAsian American novelsNovels by Kiran DesaiPunjab, India

The Big Guava
The Big Guava is a nickname for Tampa, Florida, USA. It was coined in the 1970s by Steve Otto, long-time newspaper columnist for the Tampa Tribune and the (defunct) Tampa Times. The Tampa Bay area is not a source of commercially-grown guava, as occasional freezes make it difficult for the tropical trees to mature and become productive.
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Guava jelly
Guava jelly is a Colombian confectionery made with guava pulp and panela, which is consumed abundantly throughout Colombia, one of the largest guava producers in the world. The town of Vélez in the Santander Department is a major centre of production for the sweet, hence the alternative name "bocadillo Veleño". Bocadillo is commonly accompanied by cheese, spread upon bread, or simply eaten on its own.
Guava jellyColombian cuisine

Guava Essentials
The Guava Essentials is a Portuguese company within the fashion industry. It is a Portuguese shoe design brand driven by its passion for architectonic shapes inspired by asymmetries and the emotion of vibrant colors. Its designs are a fusion of a geometric seduction, an urban experience and a new design perspective.
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