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Rainforest Plum

Eugenia candolleana

a.k.a. Cambui

A rare Eugenia of the Southern Brazilian rainforests, bearing a small, dark-purple ripening fruit with a mildly sweet and firm pulp.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Rainforest Plum. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in January 2014.

Description

A shrubby tree growing to 10-12ft. Flowers are born in large clusters, with fruits ripening several weeks later. There are both purple and red fruited forms.

Hardiness

Reportedly hardy to 28-30F, possibly lower.

Growing Environment

Grow in full sun or part shade. Water regularly.

Propagation

By seeds.

Uses

Extremely rare, both in cultivation and in nature. The fruit is edible and the tree makes an attractive ornamental edible specimen.

Native Range

Native to some areas of the Southern Brazilian rain forest region.

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