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Grumichama

Eugenia brasiliensis

a.k.a. Brazil Cherry, Brazilian Cherry, Eugenia dombeyi

Small dark red, almost black colored berry with soft, juicy pulp tasting like a cherry. Flavor is quite good, fruits are usually 1/2-3/4" wide.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Grumichama. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in November 2016.

Description

Medium sized tree or bush to as high as 30ft, but often much lower. Can be grown as a bush.

Hardiness

Trees are subtropical or tropical and can survive to 26F. Also seems to grow fairly well in warm tropical climates.

Growing Environment

Generally a slow grower, the grumichama likes year-round water and care should be taken to avoid periods of drought. Can be grown in sun or in shade.

Propagation

By seeds, which can take up to 4 years to begin bearing.

Uses

Eaten fresh. Also used to make desserts.

Native Range

Native to coastal areas of Southern Brazil. The grumichama is cultivated in parts of South America.

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