Cherry of the Rio Grande (Eugenia involucrata)

Cherry of the Rio Grande (Eugenia involucrata)

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Cherry of the Rio Grande, aka Big River Cherry is a rare, beautiful tropical fruit tree native to Brazil.  It is related to Surinam Cherry, Pitanga, Grumichama and Pitomba.  Cherry of the Rio Grande bears small dark red to purple fruit that have a bold, sweet cherry-like flavor.

How to Grow Cherry of the Rio Grande

Plant Type: Tropical Fruit Tree

Harvest Season: Spring - Summer

Mature Size: 9-16 ft. in height and spread

Soil & Moisture: Prefers deep, fertile, slightly acidic and well-draining sandy soil. 

Exposure: Part Shade, Full Sun

Zone Hardiness: 9+

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