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Amazon Tree Grape

Pourouma cecropiaefolia

a.k.a. Caimaron, Curcura, Peruma, Uva, Uvilla

Round, purple fruit, usually from 0.5-1.5" wide, with a white juicy pulp. Flavor is said to be mild and much like the common grape. Ripe fruits smell like wintergreen mint.

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Description

Medium-sized tree reaching 25-50ft tall. The leaves, up to 12" long, grow in large clusters. The underside is a velvet blue-gray. Male and female flowers are borne on separate trees. The fruits form in large clusters of up to 25 or more.

Hardiness

Will not tolerate frost.

Growing Environment

Water frequently throughout the year. Trees will stand short periods of flood, but they are highly susceptible to drought.

Propagation

By seed, which loose viability quickly. Seedlings may bear in 1-3 years.

Uses

Fruits are eaten raw or made into wine.

Native Range

Native to rain forests of Western Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru. The amazon tree grape has been locally cultivated for centuries in this area.

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Amazon Tree Grape