I’ve never seen guava fruits in real life. These were grown by a lady who has managed to corner the market on weird fruit lately.
These were about the size of baseballs and smelled fragrant when they were ready to eat. Apparently the fruits from these natives of Central and South America can range in size from ping pong balls to softballs depending on the variety. The seeds are inedible though I think I swallowed a few. They were really hard, but the pulp of the fruit itself tastes lightly acid and very much like a mix of mango and papaya. The flesh was a pale pink and the skin was a rich yellow. I think the next time I find some nice sized ones I’ll spread it on toast.
Being from Colombia, I love Guavas. (Guayabas) My favorite is making fresh guava juice. Just put the flesh (no skin) in your blender with some milk (soy, coconut, almond, whatever) and blend away, then strain. Yum!