Origin: Brazil and Guyana
Height/width: 15'+ tall
Culture: Hardy to 25 degrees; protect during winter when young. Easy to grow.
Description: Evergreen, ornamental. Small tree, large shrub.Edible fruits liken to cherries. High in Vitamin C, Vitamin A source. Medicinal. Also called Pitanga. Tropical. Hedge or screen plant.
Fruiting/Flowering time: Fruit is maroon when ripe. Sweet when dark red/black, tart when green to orange.