Chilean Guava

20190529_185634Latin name: Ugni molinae
Location: Plot on Platform 1
What it looks like: The Chilean Guava is a small evergreen shrub with small, glossy dark-green leaves and a deep red berries. 
The Chilean Guava hails from South America but was first introduced to England in the early to mid 1800s.
How to eat it: The berries can be picked in mid-Autumn and can either be eaten cooked or raw. The berries can also be used to flavour jellies, jams and gins.
More information: The Chilean Guava was said to be Queen Victoria’s favourite fruit!