There‚Äôs a unique flavor to your fruit juice when there is guava fruit in it.  The seeds of the guava grow very readily and are not hard to care for.  They just keep growing no matter what they may have to endure.












 "That it may be seen about how small the health-food resources really are in Jamaica, we will state that there, "among the principal fruits, are the orange, shaddock, lime, grape, or cluster fruit, pineapple, mango, banana, grapes, melons, avocado, pear, breadfruit, and tamarind, the papaw, and the guava." 

July 25, 1899 ATJ, ARSH 476 

 The West Indian Training School

In June, 1906, Elder J. B. Beckner and wife, in charge of a company of Jamaican young men and women, took possession of 98 acres of land near Bog Walk, Jamaica, which had been purchased by the West Indian Union Conference as a school farm. 

In January, 1907, myself and wife arrived in the field. Shortly after, we took charge of the school work. In May E. C. Cushman and wife arrived. Later it was decided necessary to have a larger tract of land, and to dispose of the smaller school farm. So 507 acres were purchased about six miles north of the first location, a mile and a half from the Riversdale railway station. This land cost about $12 per acre.  

It is good grazing land, well adapted tomost tropical crops. It has a dwelling, inside dimensions, 28 x 56 feet, its concrete walls being two feet thick. Near it is a brick building about 14 x 50 feet, which can be remodeled for a kitchen and dining hall. To each of these buildings there is a wooden addition, one of two and the other of three rooms. Besides these there are two cottages, of not much value, but which are very serviceable. Our water is pumped from a spring to the top of a hill higher than our buildings.   

We began to move into the place Sept. 2, 1907. The place was formerly part of a large sugar estate; but when sugar-growing ceased to be profitable, the property was neglected, and we found it nearly all overgrown with bushes and trees. The front part of the place is fenced, being divided into ten pastures, averaging about 25 acres each. There is much logwood on the place, also orange, lemon, lime, mango, guava, star-apple, custard-apple, alligator pear, bread-fruit, and coconut trees. Nearly all these are in sufficient number to supply the school family. When we took the place there were a few acres in bananas and chocolate. We have planted a few acres more. Have also planted about ten acres to coconuts. We will plant nearly all of the farm to coconuts." 

June 6, 1909 WASe, GCB 339