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Cherry of the Rio Grande

Eugenia aggregata

Small/medium, 1-2" around, deep red to purple berry, resembling the grumichama (though more elongated and much larger) and several other Eugenia species. It has a pleasant and tasty sweet cherry flavor.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Cherry of the Rio Grande. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in May 2013.

Description

Small, often multi-branching tree or shrub, from 10-20ft high. Small white flowers appear early in Spring and blooming and fruiting season continues for several months into Summer. Leaves are 2-3" long, glossy green, and somewhat folded down the center.

Hardiness

They are hardy plants, to 20F when mature, though younger plants should be protected from frosts.

Growing Environment

Grow in full sun or part shade, water when flowering and fruiting, but plants are fairly drought tolerant. Plants are tolerant of a variety of soils, but grow best in partly acidic soil. Excellent container specimen.

Propagation

By seeds, which loose viability fairly quickly, particularly if dried. Trees may produce in five years from seed.

Uses

Usually eaten fresh or used to make jams, jellies and preserves.

Native Range

Native to Brazil.

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