One of several wild Brazilian Eugenia's, this species bearing glossy red-skinned fruits that grow to 1-2" in diameter. Fruits have a rounded shape, but are elongated/pointed towards the blossom end. Pulp is bright red, juicy, with an aromatic, bittersweet flavor.
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A small, bushy evergreen tree growing to 15+ feet. Flowers are similar in appearance to the Surinam Cherry and generally bloom during August and September in its native range. Fruits ripen shortly thereafter, from October to November. The fruits look a bit like the Cedar Bay Cherry, or like a Surinam Cherry---minus the ribs.
Frost hardiness unknown.
Fruits are eaten fresh out of hand and can be processed into preserves and desserts such as ice cream.
A more common tree in the wild, native to the central and western Amazon regions of Brazil. Often grows along rivers and small streams. This species is occasionally cultivated for its fruits in its native range.