An extremely rare fruit from the savannas of Brazil. Bears 4-6" fruits with a prominent pear shape. Flesh is thick and aromatic, with an acidic flavor. Despite bearing large, desirable fruits, this species is virtually unknown anywhere, even in its native range.
A deciduous shrub growing to just 2-5 feet. Fruiting occurs from December to January in its native range. When cut, the fruits bear some passing resemblance to some of the larger Eugenia's, such as the rose apple and wax jambu.
The fruits can be eaten fresh.
Native to savannas and fields of central Brazil.