Locally grown bayabas trees in the Philippines (we know them as Guava) are green on the outside and a reddish color on the inside. I was not use to eating Guava that is green on the outside thinking that they are not ripe. In fact, by cutting one in half, they are a watermellon red color on the inside and sweet! They are grown all over the Cagayan Valley and can be harvested all year!
During my in the stay in the Philippines I saw many cacao trees in the Cagayan Valley which were bearing many cacao pods. These are the same fruits that can be dried to make chocolate. I tasted the sweet white beans from a ripe cacao. I wish I could eat cacao all year long. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to returning to the Philippines, buying some land, and planting cacao trees for my enjoyment.!