Savannah Cherry (Eugenia Calycina) is a deciduous shrub growing native to S. America – eastern and Central Brazil, Extremely rare, both in cultivation and in nature.
Eugenia calycina is native to the savannas (cerrados) and fields of Central Brazil, Minas Gerais and Mato Grosso do Sul”. A shrubby tree, bushy plant, growing to 10-12ft, produces fruits in abundance, is a flowering shrub in the family Myrtaceae.. Flowers are beautiful white/pink, fruits ripening 2-3 weeks later. Fruits are ellipsoid, 3-5 cm long, dark red and glossy, crowned by long, persistent, yellowish-white sepals; they have a thick pulp, very succulent, soft with a pleasant, sweet flavor. Fruits can be eaten out of hand or made into marmalade.
Known as Savannah Cherry, Field cherry, Jabuti Cherry, Grao De Galo, Cerejinha, Cereja De Cerrado, Pitanga-Vermelha, Red Pitanga, Pitanga Cherry of Cerrado, and Ca-Ajaboti.
It has thick, very succulent, soft pulp with a pleasant, sweet flavor and it can be eaten raw or made into jellies and sweets. It is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants.
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