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.

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

Harvest Season:
Spring, Summer, depending on variety

Mature Size:
 6-25 ft tall, depending on variety

Soil & Moisture:
Likes moist, rich well-draining soil. 

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade


Growth Rate:
Fast, Medium

Zone Hardiness:
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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