Eugenia squamiflora (Uvaia brilhante, Uvaia de Joinville) Seeds
Eugenia squamiflora (Uvaia brilhante, Uvaia de Joinville).
Description from E-Jardim: http://www.e-jardim.com/produto_completo.asp?IDProduto=707
Photo Credit: Fabio Longen
Beautiful fruit with a very bright orange peel up to 4 cm in diameter. The pulp is juicy, with a pleasant sweet-acidic flavor reminiscent of that of uvaia (Eugenia pyriformis). The tree reaches up to 12 m in height in its natural habitat (3-4 m in cultivation) and has rough bark flaking off in plates. The leaves are narrow, about 5 cm long and 2 cm wide, glossy dark green on the upper side and light green on the underside. Uses: Very tasty for natural consumption, and can also be used in juices, ice cream and jellies. The tree is very ornamental due to its abundant white flowering, and is enthusiastically recommended as a honey tree.
Cultivation: It can be grown in tropical and subtropical climates, in slightly moist and fertile soils, with good drainage.
Origin: Species occurring in the Atlantic Rainforest of the states of São Paulo, Paraná and Santa Catarina.
Family: Myrtaceae Observations: Excellent fruit tree recently introduced into cultivation, should not be missing in a good myrtaceae orchard.