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Eugenia uniflora 20-30cm

Eugenia uniflora 20-30cm

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Product Description

Eugenia uniflora, commonly known as Surinam cherry, Brazilian cherry, or pitanga, is a tropical and subtropical fruit-bearing shrub or small tree native to South America, particularly Brazil and neighboring regions. It is appreciated not only for its sweet and tangy fruit but also for its attractive appearance. The Surinam cherry typically grows to a height of 2-4 meters (6-13 feet) and features glossy, dark green leaves that emit a pleasant aroma when crushed. The plant produces small, star-shaped white to pale pink flowers with prominent yellow stamens. The fruit of Eugenia uniflora is round to oval, about the size of a cherry, and ripens from green to shades of red or dark orange. It has a unique, mildly sweet flavor with a hint of tartness and is commonly used in jams, jellies, beverages, and desserts.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: Eugenia uniflora thrives in tropical and subtropical climates. It is sensitive to frost and should be protected or brought indoors if temperatures drop below freezing. It does best in regions with mild winters and warm summers.

  2. Sunlight: Plant your Surinam cherry in a location that receives full to partial sunlight. It requires ample sunlight to produce an abundance of fruit.

  3. Soil: Provide well-draining, slightly acidic to neutral soil. A loamy or sandy soil rich in organic matter is ideal for optimal growth and fruit production.

  4. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water deeply and regularly, especially during dry spells. Ensure good drainage to prevent root rot.

  5. Pruning: Prune the plant to maintain its shape, remove dead or crowded branches, and encourage airflow. Pruning can also help increase fruit production by allowing more light to reach the interior branches.

  6. Fertilization: Feed your Surinam cherry with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring and again in mid-summer to provide essential nutrients for growth and fruiting.

  7. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to retain soil moisture, regulate temperature, and suppress weeds.

  8. Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids, mealybugs, and fruit flies, which can affect the fruit. Treat infestations promptly with appropriate measures. Surinam cherries are generally resilient against diseases.

  9. Spacing: When planting multiple Eugenia uniflora shrubs, space them at least 2-3 meters (6-10 feet) apart to allow for their mature size and proper air circulation.

  10. Harvesting: Harvest the ripe fruit by hand when they turn red or orange. The fruit is best when fully ripe and can be eaten fresh or used in various culinary applications.

With proper care and attention to its specific requirements, Eugenia uniflora can reward you with delicious and visually appealing fruit, making it a valuable addition to a tropical or subtropical garden or orchard.

PLANTS WILL BE SENT BARE ROOTS WITH NO SOIL AND POT

A phytosanitary certificate (for additional costs of €20,00) is necessary for export plants from Italy to ALL destinations out of EUROPEAN COMMUNITY.

Among which: United Kingdom Turkey, South America, USA, CanadaAustralia, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, etc.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 20-30cm

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