Eugenia angustissima (Cerejinha de Folhas Finíssimas, Very Fine Leafed Cherry) Seeds
Eugenia angustissima (Cerejinha de Folhas Finíssimas, Very Fine Leafed Cherry) is a shrub of 1-2 meters, endemic to the Cerrado and Caatinga, in the central part of the country covering Bahia, Minas Gerais, Goiás, Tocantins, Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, on rocky soil, usually close to water courses. Cultivated by bonsai enthusiasts. Very narrow and elongated leaves, shiny above and lighter on the back, with a reddish petiole. Oval or piriform fruits measuring 10-15 mm, changing from yellow, orange, red, to finally black when fully ripe. The taste is very sweet and pleasant.
Uses: the fruits are eaten raw and attract birds; The plant is very ornamental and suitable for growing in pots and bonsai. Propagation by seeds. It needs substrate with excellent drainage to stay healthy. Development is slow.
Text: Book Fruits in Brazil (Harri Lorenzi and others).