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The Cattleya guava is a medium-sized tree with glossy, deep green evergreen leaves about 5 cm long. New growth is reddish and it has a reddish-brown bark which peels. It is approximately 9 m high and about 7.5 m in width. Fruits are produced in spring and autumn from 2.6 cm white flowers, and the fruits usually are about 4 cm, round, with a shiny reddish color. Inside, the yellowish-white pulp has many hard seeds and the flesh has a pleasant sub-acid flavor. Fruits can be eaten fresh or used in jellies and jams.
El Arazá es un árbol de porte medio con hojas perennes de un verde brillante y un tamaño de alrededor de los 5 cm. Sus brotes nuevos son rojizos y posee una corteza de casi el mismo tono, la cual se desprende. Alcanza aproximadamente los 9 m de alto y 7.5 m de ancho. Los frutos aparecen en la primavera y el otoño a partir de flores blancas de unos 2.6 cm. Éstos miden 4 cm, son redondos y poseen un color rojo llamativo. En su interior la pulpa amarillenta tiene un sabor ácido bastante gustoso y presenta semillas duras. La misma se puede comer cruda o ser utilizada en la preparación de mermeladas.

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