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David Biland


Joined: Jan 04, 2011
Posts: 45
Location: Southeastern USA - Zone 8
Anyone know what this is?  The flowers looked like a dogwood and they did not smell nice.



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Joined: Mar 10, 2011
Posts: 22
Thats guava.

Fruit edible raw or made into jam or jelly. Leaves can be used to make tea or used for seasoning.
David Biland


Joined: Jan 04, 2011
Posts: 45
Location: Southeastern USA - Zone 8
I looked up Guava and see that it is tropical.  I am in zone 8 in the southeast (I should have mentioned that).  The fruit does resemble young Guava fruit.

There is a grove of these and they are intermingled with some Black Cherries, Wild Plums and Dog Roses. 
                    


Joined: Mar 10, 2011
Posts: 22
Guava is still hardy in zone 8. Its def. Guava. Enjoy
                            


Joined: Feb 05, 2011
Posts: 56
Sure it's not a pear?
                    


Joined: Mar 10, 2011
Posts: 22
Can I retract my "definitely" 

Sorry there are not pears where I live. Looking at leaves in comparison they look more like pears.

...though...

"Another term for guavas is pera or variants thereof. It is common around the western Indian Ocean and probably derives from Spanish or Portuguese, which means "pear" " - wiki 
David Biland


Joined: Jan 04, 2011
Posts: 45
Location: Southeastern USA - Zone 8
Yep, I think it is a Callery Pear. 

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2008/10/24/columbia-parks-and-recreation-fights-back-against-invasive-callery-pears/


Here is another photo I took where you can see the fruit is starting to darken.

Thanks for the input guys!



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