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Cedar Bay Cherry

Eugenia reinwardtiana

a.k.a. Beach Cherry

Bulbous red fruit, usually about 1" around, with juicy and flavorful pulp having a very pleasant, berry or grape-like flavor.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Cedar Bay Cherry. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in March 2017.

Description

Small shrub or tree, often to only 10-20ft.

Hardiness

The shrub would appear to be able to survive temperature drops to 30-32F.

Growing Environment

Minimal cultural information is available, but the shrub seems to grow well in cooler than tropical climates, where mean temperatures are below 70F.

Propagation

By seeds, which are quite slow to germinate. Seeds can be dried but germinate best when fresh.

Uses

Eaten fresh, used to flavor drinks, sweets, and preserves.

Native Range

Native to rain forest areas of Eastern Australia. Especially prevalent around the Cedar Bay region, hence the name.

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