Pitangatuba (Eugenia neonitida)
Pitangatuba (Eugenia neonitida)
Pitangatuba (Eugenia neonitida)
Pitangatuba (Eugenia neonitida)
Pitangatuba (Eugenia neonitida)

Pitangatuba (Eugenia neonitida)

Regular price $24.95
32 in stock

Native to Brazil, the rare, bright yellow Pitangatuba fruit has a very unique and extremely powerful flavor.  It's simultaneously sweet, acidic, apricot-meets-mango-like flavor is really unlike anything you've ever tried.  It's very soft and full of juice, with a unique tartness that's also remarkably similar to apricot and is full of antioxidants.. The incredibly fragrant fruit has a brief window of ripeness despite it's nearly ever bearing nature.

Stout and shrublike, unlike other Eugenia species, Eugenia selloi is known to flower quickly once established. Pitangatuba fruit trees thrive in subtropical-level humidity and full sun and light shade.

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How to Grow Pitangatuba

Plant Type: Fruiting Tree

Harvest Season: Spring - Fall

Mature Size: Up to 10 ft.

Soil & Moisture: Adaptable, but will thrive most in rich, well-drained soil with high humidity.

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade

Zone Hardiness: 9-11 (must be protected in Zone 9)

Tropical Fruit Fanatics, Rejoice

If you ever find yourself wandering through the Atlantic rainforest region of Brazil, as horticultural enthusiasts are wont to do, you may stumble upon one of many shrublike species of the Pitangatuba genus, Eugenia.  There are more than 1,000 unique species of the genus Eugenia, primarily found in the Americas. Many Eugenia species are similarly used in food and spices, but each has it's own distinct flavor and appeal.  The fun in collecting various Eugenia species comes from sampling the unique fruits.

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