Grumichama (Eugenia brasiliensis)
Grumachama, also known as Brazilian Cherry, is a gorgeous, small to medium sized sub-tropical cherry tree indigenous to the coastal areas of southeast Brazil. It is related to Surinam Cherry, Pitanga, Cherry of the Rio Grande and Pitomba.
Grumichama tree abundantly produces gorgeous delicate white flowers in the spring and small apple-shaped fruit. The grape-like cherry fruit is dark purple to black in color when ripe. The fruit has thin, dark skin and exudes deep-red juice that is sweet and tart in flavor.
Grumichama fruit trees can grow anywhere from 6-25 feet and are easy to grow in containers. Will grow about 1-2 feet per year and seedlings will produce fruit within 3-4 years. Grumichama is a very hardy fruit tree to grow in Florida because it can handle light frosts and will survive drought periods.
Perennial Evergreen Fruit Tree / Fruiting Shrub
Blooms in the spring, harvest Summer through Fall
Soil & Moisture:
Likes moist, rich well-draining soil. Drought tolerant once established.
Full Sun, Part Shade
Outdoors 9-12; Patio/Greenhouse 4+
Hardy to 26 degrees. Requires frost protection until established.
X-Large Pot Size: Grown from seed but mature and capable of producing now!
Medium Pot Size: Grumichama seedlings are capable of fruiting within 3-4 years.
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