Eugenia brasiliensis, Eugenia dombeyi, Grumichama

Eugenia brasiliensis, Eugenia dombeyi

Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Brazil
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterEdible plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Trees are attractive landscape specimens, especially when decked in ripe fruit. Eugenia braziliensis is an ideal choice for sunny and partially shaded seaside communities, tropical and subtropical areas. Although tolerant of hot conditions and fierce sun its fruit are more abundant in partial shade. It can tolerate drought periods, but for best production water deeply during dry spells. Fruits produced by Grumichama are rich in vitamin C and can be eaten fresh or used in making jams and jelly. It is an excellent source of fiber and healthy proteins, making it a great snack choice. A mature plant can produce up to about 500 fruits. Eugenia braziliensis is native to the coastal region of Brazil, yet is perfectly suited for container planting, making it a viable option for even those located in cold regions. As with most tropical trees, it will do best sticking with a combination of full sun and semi-shade. Its moderate water needs also make it an ideal container tree, as frequent watering is not necessary. It should be watered regularly, however, in order to get the best fruit production. They are cold hardy down to upper 20's F, and will take some salt spray.

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Eugenia brasiliensis Erythrocarpa - Red Grumichama

Grumichama. This compact tree has beautiful glossy green leaves up to 3-4 inches long and one to two inches wide, with leathery texture, and the new growth is a wine reddish color before it matures. Fruits follow quickly in about four weeks after flowering. They are about one inch or larger, purplish black in color with large seeds and excellent melting flesh that has almost the flavor of a northern cherry. Eaten fresh and used in jelly. The Grumichama makes an excellent container plant and will fruit quite nicely in a five to ten gallon-size container.

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32 oz (1 qt, 946 ml)
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6"/1 gal pot
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