Pitomba (Eugenia luschnathiana)

Pitomba (Eugenia luschnathiana)

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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. 

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