Bring me some guavaberry
We wish you a very merry
Song sung by carolers on Christmas morning
Guavaberries can be purple or orange depending on the tree. Some people
prefer one color over the other, but if I close my eyes Icannot tell
the difference between the two. I doubt if anyone can.
Guavaberry trees can be identified by their smooth, shiny bark that
looks much like the bay rum tree,
but with smaller leaves. They usually
bear their small purple or orange berries in the late fall or early
winter. The berries are prized for their use in guavaberry wine and
guavaberry pastries, traditional Virgin Islands Christmas treats.