The Eugenia brasiliensis is another native of Brazil with glossy green leaves, lovely white flowers and delicious edible fruit.
It is fantastic as a medium bushy hedge.
This is the tropical equivalent of the black cherry.
Delicious eaten fresh from the tree, but also prized for jams, jellies, pies,
juice, sherbet, ice cream or wine
The flavour is mainly in the thin skin, with a soft melting pulp.
It can grow to 10-15m but is typically trimmed to a hedge, being careful not to plant too closely causing root competition.
It likes a humid, subtropical climate and part shade, but fruits better in full sun.
Prefers high levels of organic matter in the soil.
Can take 4 years to flower and fruit from seed.
Height: Medium, Tall
Leaf Size: Large
FunctionsBush Tucker: No
Edible Flower: No
Uses: Fruit, Jam, Pie, Decorative, Cocktail
Fire Retardant: Unknown
GrowingClimate Zone: Subtropical
Planting Season: Spring
Harvesting Season: Summer
Sun/Shade: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil: Well Drained, Moist
Frost Tolerant: A Little
Time to Maturity: 3-4yrs
Watering Preference: Moderate