Eugenia minutifolia (Cereja do Anestor, Cereja Amarela, Yellow Cherry) Seeds
Eugenia minutifolia (Cereja do Anestor, Cereja Amarela, Yellow Cherry), also known as Eugenia involucrata var. Minutifolia (Mattos & D. Legrand).
This species information is provided by E-Jardim.com: http://www.e-jardim.com/produto_completo.asp?IDProduto=652
Additional Information and fruit photos: https://ciprest.blogspot.com/2019/04/cereja-amarela-do-anestor-eugenia.html
Photo Credit: Several of our photos are thanks to Fabio Longen, thanks!
Fruits yellow-orange, juicy, sweet-sour, very tasty, approximately spherical with a diameter of 2-2.5 cm. It is well distinguished from other eugenics with similar yellow fruits due to the smooth and shiny surface and the shape of the persistent sepals. The tree has a vertical growth, presenting a very smooth and reddish trunk. Its leaves are somewhat similar to those of the Rio Grande cherry tree (E. involucrata), but they are much smaller.
Uses: The fruits are much appreciated in their natural state, being also consumed in the form of juice, ice cream, jam, coulis, etc. The tree is very beautiful and can be successfully used in landscaping. It has been tested in pots and as bonsai.
Cultivation: Suitable for subtropical and tropical climates with good availability of rainfall, on fertile and well-drained soils. As for luminosity, full sun is recommended in colder climates and partial shade in warmer climates. Rapidly developing.
Origin: Originally described for Santa Catarina Island, it was later found in other municipalities in the homonymous state.
Family: Myrtaceae. Observations: Despite having been described in 1975 by botanists JR Mattos and D. Legrand, it was only introduced into cultivation in the 2010s, through the great fruit collector Anestor Mezzomo, most responsible for its popularization.