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.
Medium sized tree or bush to as high as 30ft, but often much lower. Can be grown as a bush.
Trees are subtropical or tropical and can survive to 26F. Also seems to grow fairly well in warm tropical climates.
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.
By seeds, which can take up to 4 years to begin bearing.
Eaten fresh. Also used to make desserts.
Native to coastal areas of Southern Brazil. The grumichama is cultivated in parts of South America.