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Cagaita

Eugenia dysenterica

Small, yellow to slightly orange fruit with a thin skin and a very juicy, acidic pulp.

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Description

Small shrub or tree to 10+ feet. Flowers are highly fragrant.

Hardiness

Unknown.

Growing Environment

Unknown.

Propagation

By seeds.

Uses

Eaten fresh, used to flavor drinks, sweets, and preserves. Eating large quantities of the fruit are said to cause mild drunkenness.

Native Range

Native to drier scrub areas of Central Brazil. It is not cultivated.

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