More sour in flavor than the sweeter pink and red fleshed guavas, white guavas give off a bright fragrance when ripe. The white flesh is firm and juicy, with a lime-like sweetness and musky melon flavor.
There are over a dozen kinds of white fleshed guava, which look similar to other varieties of the fruit on the outside. About the size of a medium pear, white guavas have thin, edible, yellowish green skin. Inside, the flesh is bright white with a texture that varies between an apple and a ripe pear. The edible seeds are yellowish white, distributed throughout the center of the fruit.