Guava Weed Strain Information & Review

Sophia Delphi May 29, 2023 - 6 min read
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Guava Marijuana Strain Review

Several different strains lay claim to the name Guava. One is an indica-dominant child of Stardawg and an Afghani indica; a second is a heavily-dominant sativa that’s a phenotype of Gelato; yet another is a 50/50 hybrid that’s also a Gelato phenotype.

We’ll focus on the Guava that’s most commonly seen at dispensaries, the sativa-dominant (80%/20%) version. It delivers an uplifting euphoria that’s giddy, sociable, and focused, along with a body buzz that’s relaxing but somewhat energizing, That makes this weed ideal for daytime use, party-goers, or those who want to hang out at home without being sedated.

This bud is pungent, with diesel and spice mixing with the tropical fruit aromas you’d expect. It tastes even more like the tropics, dominated by fruit, berry, and citrus flavors but with additional notes of earth and spice.


The Guava experience is primarily cerebral and it can sneak up on you. There’s slowly-building euphoria that begins as stress-busting happiness but develops into outright giddiness. Fits of giggling and laughter are signs the head high has taken full effect, as is becoming extremely talkative. Many users feel more focused and motivated when smoking this strain.

Guava’s body stone is pleasant and relaxing, but it takes a back seat to the cerebral joy. The physical effects, however, can ease the minor aches and pains that might prevent you from taking advantage of the head buzz to socialize or get tasks done. This weed won’t plant you on the couch or get you ready for bed; the “indica Guava” is a much better choice for that.

Wake-and-bakers say that Guava is a great bud for use in the morning because of its energizing and focusing effects. Some people prefer to use this strain during the day when they need to concentrate on work or tackle a to-do list, while many say Guava is best for enlivening a party or when simply smoking and having fun with good friends.

Bottom Line: Guava’s effects are primarily cerebral, with users experiencing a soaring euphoria that often makes them extremely talkative and likely to laugh at almost anything. The body buzz is relaxing but not couch-locking.

Positive Effects:

  • Energy: 4/5
  • Creative: 3/5
  • Pain: 3/5
  • Stress: 4/5
  • Sleep: 1/5
  • Mood: 5/5

Side Effects

Guava’s smoke is harsh, so coughing is more likely than usual when you’re enjoying this weed. It’s also known for causing some pretty severe and long-lasting dry throat issues, along with dry eyes and minor dehydration.

The combination of this strain’s relatively-high THC content and sativa characteristics make some users more susceptible to dizziness, rapid heartbeat, anxiety, or paranoia when smoking up. Those problems aren’t common, but they’re a possibility for novice smokers, those who have low THC tolerance, or people who already are dealing with anxiety issues.

Negative Effects:

  • Paranoid: 2/5
  • Dry Mouth: 5/5
  • Dry Eyes: 4/5
  • Lethargy: 2/5
  • Cough: 4/5

Medical Conditions

Weed which provides an extremely happy, stress-relieving high is highly-valued by medical users, which is why Guava has become a popular choice in the MMJ community. Patients say it is a potent weapon against mental health issues like stress, anxiety, and depression (although some anxiety patients have found this strain is the wrong choice because it worsens their condition.

Guava’s focused and energetic head high is praised by those with conditions like ADD, ADHD, and chronic fatigue, and the munchies that arrive after a few tokes may help people whose appetite is suffering because of eating disorders or chemotherapy treatment. Pain patients say this strain is best for treating cramps, headaches, and minor body pains, not serious pain.

Flavor and Aroma

If you’re going to be enjoying a bowl of Guava, don’t think you can keep it a secret. This is a very potent marijuana bud whose gassy, sweet-and-sour aroma makes itself known for miles around. (Just kidding, but they’ll smell it throughout your house or office.) The fruit scents you’d expect are there along with earth and spice, but the diesel smell is strong.

Smokers will be happy to know that tropical fruit dominates the flavor of this weed, along with fresh fruits, citrus, and berries. Earthy and spicy undertones are present as well, but the delicious tropical aftertaste perfectly fits the strain’s name.

Flavor and Aroma Ratings:

  • Earthy: 3/5
  • Citrus: 4/5
  • Fruity: 5/5
  • Spice: 3/5
  • Wood: 2/5

Cannabinoids and Terpenes

Guava’s average THC content is 19%, but batches found in dispensaries often register somewhere between 20% and 22%. There are only very low levels of other cannabinoids like CBD, CBN, and CBC in this strain, with only CBG likely to be found at a 0.5% level or higher.

Phellandrene, bisabolol, and caryophyllene are the two dominant terpenes in Guava, but another eight or so are present at lower levels. They include limonene, humulene, pinene, and linalool.


Trying to nail down the genetics of this strain can be frustrating, largely because several different varieties of cannabis are all called “Guava.” And three well-known known cultivators have been linked to Guava: Flavour Chasers, Sherbinskis, and the Cookies Fam.

The best guess may be that Cookies Fam is responsible for the sativa-leaning Guava we’ve discussed, Sherbinskis created the 50/50 hybrid (both of those versions being phenotypes of Gelato), and Flavour Chasers bred the indica version by crossing Stardawg with Afghani indica. The sativa-leaning and 50/50 versions are sometimes called Guava Gelato.

Even industry experts disagree on the details, though, so your guess is as good as ours or theirs.

Where to Buy Guava Seeds

Seedsman, Seed City, and Cannabis Seeds Store are among the online vendors who sell feminized seeds that will let you grow the sativa-dominant version of Guava.

Similar Strains

As you might expect, Gelato #33 is one of the good comparison strains for Guava, since the latter is believed to be a phenotype of Gelato. Other similar choices include Mandarin Cookies, Gelatti, and Lost Coast.

Guava Strain Review: FAQ

Q: What kind of high do you get from the other versions of Guava?
A: Surprisingly, they’re quite similar, although the indica-dominant one is likely to deliver a body buzz that’s more relaxing and occasionally body-locking.

Q: How long does it take for Guava plants to produce a harvest?
A: The flowering time for Guava crops is around nine weeks, and harvests are ready about 7-9 weeks after that.