Guavas are highly productive trees and shrubs whose fruits have an exotic perfumed flavour. Guavas are a tropical looking fruit yet they are frost hardy and can be grown countrywide. Even in the coldest areas they can be grown in containers and protected during winter. Guavas are rich in vitamin C and are delicious eaten fresh, they can also be used in puddings and preserves. Guavas are self fertile – meaning they can be pollinated without the need for another plant.