Black Chilean Guava Fruit Plant (Ugni myricoides)
Common Name: Black Chilean Guava, Plum Guava, Black Murta
Botanical Name: Ugni myricoides
Precious fruit belonging to the Myrtaceae family. Native to the cool, moist forests of central and southern Chile.
Plump-fruited Chilean guava relative with dark purple/black-fleshed fruits. Fruits are approximately a centimeter in diameter.
Borne in profusion on delicate, evergreen plants reaching 2 meters in height. Showy plant with fantastic, little-known fruits outside of Chile.
Avidly sought for eating fresh and making jams by the locals. Thrives in warm temperate climates, USDA Zones 9 to 11.
Chilean Guava is known for its potent antioxidant properties due to the presence of phenolics, helping protect the body from free radicals and potentially alleviating chronic diseases like heart disease and certain cancers.
Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2 to 3 Years
Maintenance Required: Moderate