How to Store Guava

By LeafTV Contributor

Guava is a tropical fruit that can be grown in the southern United States, namely in Florida and parts of Southern California. The fruit has a delicate green-colored exterior and a pale pink or white interior. The fruit can be harvested before it is ripe, and has a short shelf life after harvest and ripening. Store whole or cut guava in the fridge or freezer to prolong its shelf life.

Wet Fresh Guava
credit: rodrigobark/iStock/GettyImages
How To Store Guava

Because guava can be harvested before it's ripe, it is important to test for ripeness before storing whole guava. Cut guava purchased from a fruit stand or grocery store will generally be fully ripe before it has been cut.

Guavas can be frozen whole, and stored for up to a year. Cut guava, peeled, also freezes well. To prolong storage, cover a cut, ripe guava with a simple syrup, and store it in an airtight container. Do not have more than a 1/4-inch of headspace. Frozen and covered in syrup, the cut guava can also keep for up to a year in the freezer.

Tips

While frozen guava is safe to eat indefinitely, so long as it stays frozen, the quality of the fruit will deteriorate after 1 year.