Myrciaria guaquiea (Guaquica, Iba-cuica, Bacuíca) Seeds
Farwell Fruit Farm Commentary: This species is very close in appearance and taste to Myrciaria glazioviana. I was unable to taste a difference from Myrciaria glazioviana which taste like apricots and it delicious.
Description from "Frutas no Brasil" (Harri Lorenzi, et al.):
Myrciaria guaquiea (Guaquica, Iba-cuica, Bacuíca) is a 4-7 meters tall tree, native to the arboreal coastal area of the north coast of Rio de Janeiro. Fruits reach 2.5 cm, with 1-2 small seeds. Juicy, sweet-sour and pleasant pulp. Uses: it is a fruit tree grown in domestic orchards; the fruits are consumed in their natural state, and harvested in their region of origin for sale by the side of the road. The tree is suitable for urban afforestation, and can also be cultivated in large pots. In recent years, it has been included in reforestation in Região dos Lagos (RJ). Propagation: by seeds, seedling development goes from slow to moderate.
Photo Credit: Most photos are from www.frutasraras.com in Casa Branca - SP.