The Cherry of the Rio Grande, Eugenia aggregata, is native to Brazil and grows quite well in south Florida. The fruit has a thin orange to yellow skin, and the pulp is dry like the yolk of a hard boiled egg. Cherry of Rio Grande. This small multi-branching tree or shrub grows about 10-20 ft tall. The purpose of the Fertilise with dynamic lifter, apply potash late Winter, mulch well. The cherry of the Rio Grande is the most cold tolerant of these species, closely followed by the Surinam cherry, and these can be grown further north. Delicious fruit. They are commonly eaten fresh, used in cooking and pies, and they are excellent in ice cream. The showy white flowers are followed by dark purple plum sized fruit which have a sweet juicy cherry flavour. Richard: Growing Cherry of the Rio Grande: Eugenia involucrata Botanical Overview A member of the Myrtle family (Myrtaceae), the Eugenia genus contains over 1000 species worldwide including several with edible fruit. The local birds are ignoring them. a long "hang time". 4148 Eugenia aggregata - Cherry of the Rio Grande. Mine is just a baby. Leaves are 2-3" long, glossy, waxy, dark green, and somewhat folded down the center. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. //--> ©, 2007 - Needs decent watering until established. I transplanted it to a 5 gallon pot in 2011 and then planted it in 2014. ***Images of fruit or edible qualities are provided from our nursery's stock of producing plants to show the potential yield of of our fruiting & edible plants. I'm discovering in my location that they have Cherry of the Rio Grande, Cere Jodo Rio Grande Origin: Brazil. Foliage and flowers have similarities to the surinam cherry and the shrub makes an attractive ornamental. A slow grower, Cherry of the Rio Grande grows 2 to 3 feet per year and makes a very attractive large shrub or small tree, depending on how it's trained. As the tree gets older the bark peels off, resulting in a smooth and very attractive trunk. It is a very beautiful small evergreen tree, 20 - 25 feet in height, with dark green, glossy, waxy leaves. Grumachama is a gorgeous, small to medium sized sub-tropical cherry tree indigenous to the coastal areas of southeast Brazil. The window shown in the images faces south. DESCRIPTIONS Cherry of the Rio Grande.Small evergreen tree or large shrub which commonly grows to about 15 feet. Cherry of the Rio Grande Eugenia aggregata. The plant is fairly drought tolerant, but needs regular watering when flowering and fruiting, but avoid over-irrigation as it may create problems with the root system. As the tree gets older the bark peels off, resulting in a smooth and very attractive trunk. I expect 2 Needs decent watering until established.    rare plants - fragrant flowers - exotic fruit. leisure. Cherry of the Rio Grande, Cere Jodo Rio Grande Origin: Brazil. Pictogram Guide you may also see symbol definition in a pop-up window by mouse-pointing on pictogram. This beautiful small tree has very attractive dark glossy-green wax-like leaves and a peeling bark. Tough, reasonably fast, productive and ornamental. //--> completely black fruits on the tree -- mostly sacks of incredible maintenance to try and grow it as an espalier. Here's some photos showing the progression of growth of my