An attractive orange-yellow skinned fruit with a pear shape, growing to 1-2". The fruits are quite aromatic and have a sweet but tart flavor.
A medium sized, shrubby tree to 20-40 feet. When crushed, the leaves have an aromatic odor. In its native range, flowering occurs between August and December, with fruits ripening shortly thereafter, in 1-2 months.
Would seem to thrive in a humid, tropical environment. Water regularly, grow in well drained soil.
By seeds. The seeds should not be allowed to fully dry when removed from the fruit. They can be slow to germinate, sometimes taking up to a few months germination time.
Fruits are eaten fresh and popularly processed into juices. The uvalha is cultivated on a small scale in its native range but is virtually unknown elsewhere.
Native to Brazil. Found at elevations of 1000-5000 feet in its natural habitat.