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Eugenia pyriformis, Uvaia, Uvalha, Uvaia-do-mato, Uvaieira

Eugenia pyriformis

Uvaia, Uvalha, Uvaia-do-mato, Uvaieira
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Brazil
Big tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterEdible

Eugenia pyriformis (Uvaia) is a species of tree that is native to Brazil, sometimes referred to as "big tree/ tall tree". It is often grown as an ornamental tree as it can typically grow to be taller than 20 ft. When it comes to the growing requirements of this plant, Uvaia needs to be placed in areas that are exposed to full sun or semi-shade. It is important to water this tree regularly. It grows best in USDA Zone 9 to 11.

The Uvaia tree is a very special tree as it produces edible fruit. The fruit itself is sweet and aromatic with a tart taste. It is very commonly used for its juice, which is produced commercially in Brazil. In addition to the juice, the crushed leaves of this tree give off a spicy odor when crushed. Additionally, research suggests that the fruit has many health benefits and is considered to be a powerful remedy for certain ailments. It is known to contain high levels of Vitamin C and help in aiding digestion, improving heart health and providing a boost to the immune system.


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