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
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:
Spring, summer, in the tropic all year
Pests and diseases:
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
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:
General information about the flower
Pollination is done by:
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?