Introduction

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.

Eating

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.

Growing

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.

Credits

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumichama
https://www.daleysfruit.com.au/buy/grumichama-black-tree.htm
http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Eugenia+brasiliensis
http://www.rarefruitclub.org.au/Grumichama.htm
https://heartgarden.com.au/description2.asp?id=146



Appearance

Type: Tree
Height: Medium, Tall
Leaf Size: Large
Foliage: Evergreen
Permanence: Perennial

Functions

Bush Tucker: No
Edible Flower: No
Uses: Fruit, Jam, Pie, Decorative, Cocktail
Fire Retardant: Unknown
Interest: High

Growing

Climate 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