Every morning at this time of year, as I return from my run, I stop to pick up the newly fallen harvest from the pineapple guavas that grow in my front yard. I planted them about 10 years ago as a privacy screen, to shelter my line of sight from an unattractive building down the block, and I have been richly rewarded. Pineapple guavas grow quickly, but they are noninvasive, and very hardy. They are deer resistant and drought tolerant –mine have gone without irrigation since the second year. They may be easily pruned into a shrubby shape or a tree shape, or even a flattish fan shape as I have done. In the spring and summer they make small (edible) blossoms that the bees love, and in the fall, they produce copious amounts of fragrant, sweet, egg-sized fruit.