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. 

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

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Fast, Medium

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-12 with frost protection until established; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation:
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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3 reviews
  • J
    Jeff
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    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+, 5-10
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    Can't Wait To Get Fruit!

    It arrived very healthy in compostable packaging. It kind of looked like an olive tree but the leaves were shiny. Would highly recommend this plant.

  • DB
    Darrell B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Pitomba

    Looking forward to seeing the blooms and tasting this cherry type fruit.

  • JM
    Jimmie M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Very pleased

    I have placed 3 separate orders over these past few weeks. Each order arrived promptly and every single plant was in excellent condition!

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