How to grow Pitanga

Pitanga growing plant of the genus Eugenia also known as Pitango or Surinam Cherry, Pitanga perennial evergreen plant shrub‎ to small tree, can grow in tropic, subtropical, desert or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Leaves are red when it young, flower color white with five petal

Pitanga flower

Fruit color is orange to red when it’s fully ripen, the shape is round with lobe texture, the taste it’s sweet-sour with after taste

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Requirements for Pitanga growing and care:

Frost free (can survive little frost), slightly acid soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, in the tropic all year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / winter

How to prune:
If you want to design it as tree recommend leaving just one branch until the height that you want that the tree will be

Size of the plant?
2-7 m, 6-21 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
White flower

Pollination is done by:

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:
Fruit fly, birds

What can be done with big quantities of Pitanga fruits?
Eat raw, juice

Work requirements on the fruit:
Traps for fruit fly or net

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-3 years

Scientific name:

Eugenia uniflora

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone