Friday, April 25, 2008

Tropical Fruit--Someday Maybe


My Pineapple Guava bloomed today. This evergreen plant is a favorite in the garden. It takes full Arizona sun, is slow growing and the petals are edible! I tasted some this morning and I like the hint of sweet.

This great desert plant looks a little tropical--it's from the mountains of southern Brazil, northern Argentina, western Paraguay and Uruguay. It produces small green fruits if properly pollinated. I only have the one plant and untill I find room for another, I will just enjoy the petals!

4 comments:

Julie said...

Oh how pretty! Love the cranberry against the white! Maybe you can add petals to your smoothies, or even better- place them on top of cakes for a gorgeous decor!

Laurie & Chris said...

The flowers are so pretty!

Pudgeduck said...

Julie- great idea! As soon as I get off this diet I will try a smoothie-I'm sure it will still have petals-I'll be off next week I'm sure!

Wicked Gardener said...

Wow - those flowers are pretty. I'm going to have to keep my eye out for one of those.