Pitangatuba (Eugenia neonitida)

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Native to Brazil, the rare, bright yellow Pitangatuba fruit has a very unique and extremely powerful flavor.  Pitangatuba fruit tastes simultaneously sweet, and acidic, with a apricot-meets-mango-like flavor that's really unlike anything you've ever experienced. 

Bright yellow Pitangatuba fruit is very soft and full of juice, with a unique tartness that's also remarkably similar to apricot. The incredibly fragrant fruit has a brief window of ripeness despite it's nearly ever bearing nature, and will likely never be found in grocery stores due to its short short shelf life. Stout and shrub-like, unlike other Eugenia species, Pitangatuba is known to flower quickly once established.  Pitangatuba fruit trees are very fast growing and thrive in subtropical-level humidity and full sun and light shade.

Plant Type:
Tropical/Subtropical Perennial Evergreen Fruit Tree/Fruiting Shrub

Harvest Season:
Spring, Summer

Mature Size:
Up to 6-12 ft tall with a canopy spread of up to 4 ft.

Soil & Moisture:
Likes moist, rich well-draining soil. Pitangatuba trees respond quickly to irrigation, the fruit rapidly becoming larger and more flavorful in flavor after a good watering. 

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Fast, Medium

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-12 with frost protection until established; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation:
Small/Medium Pot Sizes: Grown from seed or tissue culture and will be mature enough to potentially fruit within 2-3 years.
Large Pot Size: Grown from seed or tissue culture and capable to produce within 1 year. 

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Shop all of our Eugenia varieties.

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