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  • Native to Brazil and very similar to Surinam Cherry, we bring you the Pitangatuba!. This yellow skin star shaped fruit is a must have for any tropical fruit tree garden. Flavor is out of this world, sweet and sour you just can't stop eating.  Low maintenance and easy to grow. If you've ever grown a Surinam Cherry or Barbados cherry, you won't have any issues growing this hard to find exotic plant. 


  •  Pitangatuba ( Eugenia selloi) (Eugenia neonitida) Growing Tips:


  • Best time to plant: Anytime night temperatures are at least 50F and expected to rise in the next month or so. This is going to be mid to late spring for most people.


  • Sun: Full sun anywhere in the U.S. It doesn't grow well in the shade.


  • Winter: Frost sensitive, protect from cold wind and frost. Cold hardy to low 20F's (Mature trees).

Young trees may take damage sooner.


  • Root system: Shallow, fibrous roots


  • Growth structure: This is naturally a shrub. It can grow up to 8-12ft. Tall in ideal conditions and short in not so ideal conditions.


  • Fruiting: It flowers off and on throughout the growing season. Normally once night temperatures warm up, it will start to flower until close to winter. Our plants usually will take around 1-3 years to start flowering and producing fruit.


  • Pollination: Self-pollination (one plant will fruit without others around)


  • Watering: Due to its type of root system, shallow/frequent watering. Extremely hard to overwater. 


  • Fertilization: In containers, any slow release fertilizer will work. In ground, compost and mulch is all you will ever need. No special fertilizers needed.


  • Container Grown: This plant grows well in a container due to its slow growth and type of root system.


  • Personal Growing Tip: Once planted in ground, allow the plant up to 1-2 years to fully root itself in ground. Until then, no top growth or fruits is normal. Once your plant is fully rooted, you will notice it will start to grow and fruit a lot more. Care for this plant is very similar to surinam cherry or barbados cherry.

Pitangatuba (Star Cherry)

  • Did you know plants are living beings just like you and I?. For this reason, all our sales are FINAL. Rest assured we're always here to answer any questions you may have. We want our plants to live a long happy life!.

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