The Egyptian Longneck Guava is a unique selection of Guava with a long-stem neck that probably has its origins in a pear shaped white flesh cultivar that was selected in Egypt way back in the early seventies. The variety is “Bassateen Edfina” and is still grown in Egypt today. The Egyptian Longneck Guava should be very easy to grow and should come relatively true to type from seeds. Trees will grow well anywhere that Guavas grow; of course, they are subtropical plants that cannot survive frost. If you are inclined to try your hand growing them up north, it is not impossible; you will just have to grow them in pots and take them indoors during the winter. Some hobbyists report that trees start bearing in about 3-4 years from seeds--maybe even earlier!