Pitomba (Eugenia luschnathiana)
Pitomba is a very rare, beautiful, 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 Grumichama. It is also called pitomba-da-bahia, uvalha do campo, ubaid do campo or uvalheira in Brazil.
Unique bright orange fruit has a thin, tender skin, and a soft, juicy, golden-yellow pulp. It is aromatic, slightly acid and faintly resinous in flavor. The fruit is used for jellies, preserves and carbonated beverages or simply plucked from the tree and eaten on the spot.
Tropical/Subtropical Perennial Evergreen Fruit Tree/Fruiting Shrub
Spring, Summer, depending on variety
6-25 ft tall, depending on variety
Soil & Moisture:
Likes moist, rich well-draining soil.
Full Sun, Part Shade
Outdoors 9-12 with frost protection until established; Patio/Greenhouse 4+
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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