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Sundrop

Eugenia victoriana

a.k.a. Guayabilla

A pretty, bright orange fruit with large, highly aromatic and somewhat sour pulp---popular as a tasty flavoring for juices.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Sundrop. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in March 2015.

Description

A small, bushy tree, usually to no more than 10ft. The fruits grow up to 3-4" and ripen to a bright, yellow-orange color. Fruiting can happen in 3 years from seed.

Hardiness

Unknown. Probably not that frost hardy.

Growing Environment

Grow in well-drained, rich, moist soil. Water regularly. Protect from cold temperatures. The plant is fairly compact and should make a nice container specimen. Grow in full sun to part-shade.

Propagation

By seeds, which germinate slowly and should not be dried out. Germination generally takes 1-6 months.

Uses

The tree is fairly rare in cultivation, but the fruits are of nice quality and the tree is occasionally grown for this reason.

Native Range

Native to South America, particularly Brazil. Only occasionally cultivated in this region.

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