Attractive, frilly flowers mature into guava fruits, which may be round, ovoid, or pear-shaped, 5-10cm (2-4in.) long, and are commonly used in ms and juices. From seed, common guavas may bloom and set fruit in as little as 2 years. The bark is smooth, mottled green or reddish-brown, and peels off in thin flakes to reveal the attractive bony aspect of its trunk. Guavas can bloom throughout the year in mild-winter areas, but the heaviest bloom occurs with the onset of warm weather in the spring. And if the tops of the trees are frozen, they usually sprout from the ground and are back in production in 2-3 years. Can be grown in pots indoor.