Guava Facts for Kids
What am I?
I'm tropical! I have a strong smell that is similar to a lemon but more sweet. There are 150 different kinds of me, and I come in many colors like green, yellow, and red.
I'm full of seeds, I can have 100-500 seeds inside! Birds eat me and distribute the seeds so more of my plant grows.
Where I grow
I grow on shrubs and small trees in tropical regions that live for 40 years. I am native to Central and South America. Today I'm grown in other continents like India and Australia.
If the weather is good, my plant can produce crops two times per year.
After I'm picked
The color and smell let farmers know I'm ready to pick. Farmers handpick me. I can ripen after I'm picked.
You can eat me fresh or make me into juice, jam, or smoothies.
Did you guess... Guava
Guava is a tropical fruit that you should definitely try!
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