Originated in Santa Cruz, California, by Frank Serpa of Edenvale Nurseries. Large, oblong fruit of very good to excellent flavor and quality. Ripens in October. This particular variety of tree slow growing. They are Self-fertile, most Guava produce higher yields with a second variety nearby though. Guava are evergreen and maintain their beautiful foliage year-round. Also known as feijoa to much of the world, they make great barriers for windy coastal areas, ½ to full day sun and can grow to 8 ft tall. Hardy to zone 7a.