The sign is part of the "Tel Aviv Orchard" in Hayarkon Park, an orchard of fruit trees from Israel and the world
The tree was photographed that day Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
The logo of Tel Aviv-Jaffa - Ganai Yehoshua (Park Yehoshua Gardens)
Enjoy nature and stay in the city
The emblem of the city of Tel Aviv - Jaffa Strawberry guava
Scientific name Psidium cattleyanum
The strawberry guava is from the Myrtaceae family and is named after florist William Cattley. The strawberry guava grows naturally in Brazil. It is a type of plant that invades places with tropical or temperate climates, and poses an ecological threat in Hawaii, where the plant reproduces non-stop. In other places such as Australia the plant has become part of the natural forest due to the culture of cultural refugees. The strawberry guava is a small tree (up to 4 meters) that produces fruit with a taste that is slightly similar to strawberry, hence its name.
The strawberry guava tree arrived in Israel in the middle of the 20th century. The fruit belongs to the guava family, but the size of the fruit is tiny and eaten on its bark, the tree blooms twice a year and the fruit is ripe to eat only when it is bright red.