Myrciaria floribunda (Rumberry, Guavaberry) Seeds
Personal Notes: The fruits weigh .74 grams on average, seeds weigh .23 grams, brix levels varied from 15-19 for a sample of five fruit picked when ripe, 48% pulp by weight. The taste is similar to Myrciaria vexator. They have a mild taste of resin but without the objectionable texture or stickiness. Enjoyable flavor: score of 7/10 for flavor.
Description Per Wikipedia:
Myrciaria floribunda, commonly known as cambuizeiro, guavaberry or rumberry, is a species of plant in the family Myrtaceae. It can be found across south and central america in dry or moist coastal woodlands, up to 300 metres above sea level. The guavaberry, which should not be confused with the guava, is a close relative of camu camu. Guavaberry Fruits Guavaberry trees are slow growing and can reach between 12 and 20 metres tall. They have red-brown branches and small pink and white flowers. The fruit, which are roughly half the size of cherries, are yellow-orange, dark-red, or purple with tanginess of a guava containing a small amount of translucent flesh surrounding a stone. Taste of the fruit has recognizable fair sweetness. The fruit is rich in Vitamin C, with the darker coloured fruit having higher concentrations. There is great genetic variability within the species, and Myrciaria floribunda can vary in form, structure and appearance, and that has given rise to a large number of botanical synonyms.
Guavaberry trees can be found growing wild in Central America, South America, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, and the Windward Islands. The guavaberry has also been introduced to Florida, Hawaii, Bermuda, Philippines, and Tanzania.
Guavaberry Emporium, Sint Maarten Guavaberry is used to make jams and drinks. Guavaberry liqueur, which is made from rum, is a common Christmas drink on many of the islands, particularly in Sint Marten and the Virgin Islands. The colonists from Denmark and Holland found it could flavor rum by infusion similar to infused schnapps. In the Dominican Republic it is associated with the eastern town of San Pedro de Macorís which has a large population of Eastern Caribbean descent.