Pineapple Guava

December 6, 2009 at 2:43 am 21 comments

Last weekend we went with our friends to the farmer’s market near Santa Cruz, CA and realized why everyone loves living here. They have farmer’s markets year round!! Not fair.

This particular day was even more fun because I tried a fruit that I’ve never tried before. BEHOLD — The Pineapple Guava!! Oh my. So delicious. And to show you how to eat these little gems…I made a video for you 🙂


Entry filed under: Farmer's Markets, Fruits and Veggies.

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21 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jes  |  December 6, 2009 at 11:24 am

    I never would have guessed that Bella liked the pineapple guava from the video! 🙂 Hope you got a lot of them because I don’t think they will last long! 🙂 hehehe! Absolutely adorable.

    Oh, living in northern Illinois, I DREAM of seeing California and trying all their lovely market foods! My poor husband gets all cracked up when I tell him the only couple of reasons I would like to really, really, REALLY go there is for: fresh new fruits/veggies, redwoods, ocean, and WARM WEATHER! tehehehhee! 🙂 Of course, food being the primary reason! Ha! He must love me! 🙂

    I’m so glad you were able to try something new…such an adventure! 🙂

  • 2. Marissa  |  December 6, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Those sound awesome!!

  • 3. Tracie@Hollafoodzone  |  December 6, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Good info to know as I will be in Santa Cruz next week!

  • 4. Amiee  |  December 7, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    When I lived in Mexico you could find me under the guava tree eating my fill when they were in season. I would eat them all day long. My “mama” would tell me not to eat too many because of the seeds but they never bothered me. I really liked eating the skin too, it balanced out the flavor. So yummy! I miss them very much now that I’m back in PA, but what good memories.

  • 5. sarah  |  December 8, 2009 at 2:23 am

    downtown farmers market.
    i can’t wait for saturday.
    i didn’t buy any and i’ve been kicking myself for the week and a half that it’s been.
    pineapple guava and sorbet.
    i’ll eat a little extra for you 😉

  • 6. Conor McNamee  |  December 8, 2009 at 5:03 am


    I just wanted to thank you for this post. I am a missionary to the Ukraine and after reading and watching the video I was in the outdoor market and low and behold there was a big basket of these little green guys! I have never seen them before here!!! I bought a bunch and my kids loved them!

    We have been reading you site for about 2 weeks now and it has completely changed the way we eat as a family! Our little girl has celiac disease and eating this way has made it so much easier and fun to prepare meals. We are all eating the same thing now!

    Anyway, just wanted to say thank you and God bless you and your family!

    Conor McNamee

  • 7. Cindy Rowland  |  December 9, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Nice video. I had never heard of these before. Gotta love the farmer’s market.

  • 8. Deadra  |  December 9, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    if you’re still in Santa Cruz, if you go up the coast towards Halfmoon bay there is a farm called coast ways ranch and they have upick kiwis. Yummy! (You do have to ripen them in your home though, but it’s fun to pick them!)

  • 9. natalie  |  December 11, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Oh, Sara…tonight I needed a friend…a long time friend…so it made me so happy to watch this video and see your face and hear your voice….learning about pineapple guavas was just icing.

    Love you friend!

  • 10. Emily Perry  |  January 18, 2010 at 11:26 am

    yes, that is why i am still in santa cruz:: it’s a locavores dream! thanks for the great post!

  • 11. AJ  |  January 19, 2010 at 4:49 am

    I live in New Zealand, and we call these ‘Feijoa’s’. They are really common here. I even have a couple of trees in my garden. I like to cut them in half and scoop the insides out with a spoon. Mmmm, they are one of my favourite fruits!

  • 12. katherine Quinn  |  January 20, 2010 at 1:47 am

    In New Zealand we call them fijoas… I have never heard them called pineapple guava, so cool to learn this and have enjoyed reading through your blog.

  • 13. katherine Quinn  |  January 20, 2010 at 1:51 am

    sorry I forgot the ‘e’ in feijoa… we also have a famous ice cream shop that makes feijoa ice cream…. so yummy, if you ever travel to New Zealand you have to come to Hastings and try it.

  • 14. tasha  |  January 31, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    i just stumbled on your blog and i LOVE IT! thanks for sharing! you totally rock! = )

  • 15. Krista  |  February 10, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    cute cute video.

  • 16. Sarah  |  February 27, 2010 at 12:16 am

    I see some other New Zealanders have commented and I was going to say the same thing. We call them Feijoas and we love them. I am going to try eating one that way when they come in season though , normally I cut them and scoop out the middle with a spoon! =) So delicious, especially in smoothies.

  • 17. Hoaenz  |  March 17, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Another New Zealander here. We find that they substitute really well for bananas in anything – smoothies, cakes, etc…
    We scoop the insides and freeze the pulp so we can have them in smoothies and deserts all year round. My Hubby is even trying to make feijoa wine.
    They are *so* nice aren’t they! they are a fall fruit here so we are about to start a new season soon.

  • 18. alynn  |  October 8, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Moved to New Orleans last summer….wondered what the tree in the front yard was will all the little fruit on it… found a name, but now I know When and How to eat. Thanks so much for the tips.

  • 19. Kristeen  |  December 30, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Fantastic blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little
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  • […] with my sweet pineapple guava. Oh how I love them. Remember when I tried them last year? Well, I’ve been dreaming of them ever since. And they are in season again while we’re here. I […]

  • 21. Charlotte A Gaidos  |  October 21, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    We live in Santa Cruz and have 4.. 25 year old Pineapple guava trees which are bearing MANY each day .. (20 plus] and they are HUGE this year..we give them to all our family and friends.. squirrels , too.. best purchase from San Lorenzo Nursery .. we recommend Guavas !!October, 20, l2018…


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