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Pitangatuba

Eugenia selloi

a.k.a. Eugenia neonitida, Eugenia nitida, Eugenia matosii

Similar to the surinam cherry, but larger. The fruits have a delicious acidic sour/sweet flavor. Sadly, the fruit is extremely rare and unknown in cultivation.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Pitangatuba. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in November 2016.

Description

Small bush or shrub to 1-2 m.

Hardiness

Unknown, but would appear to survive short frosts.

Growing Environment

Little cultural information is available, although growing conditions seem to be similar to that of the surinam cherry. The tree is very slow growing, but can be quick to flower. 2-3 year old plants can flower when barely a foot tall. Foliage and flowers have similarities to the surinam cherry and the shrub makes an attractive ornamental.

Propagation

By seeds.

Germination Info

Similar to the surinam cherry. Seeds are very slow to germinate. Allow 2-3 months for germination and up to six months for first leafs to appear. Plant 1/4-1/2" deep in moist, sterile potting soil. Keep a humid environment and keep soil temperature at 75-85F. Water only when the soil surface just begins to dry.

Uses

Fruits are eaten fresh.

Native Range

Native to the Americas.

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