Friday, April 13, 2007

Eugenia Uniflora - Brazilian Cherry - Pitanga

Known as Brazilian cherry or Surinam cherry, the pitanga tree has delicate white flowers. The fruit can be eaten fresh or used as ingredient in juices, jelly and sauces and it is very high in vitamin C content. The tree was blooming over Easter at my in-laws farm, and I found it so interesting that there were flowers, green and ripe fruit all at the same time. I am sure I took a picture of the whole tree but I cannot find it here now. The tree there is about 20 feet/6m and I enjoyed picking pitangas and photographing them. Sonia has more information about it as she has a tree in her backyard!

16 comments:

Kerri said...

What beautiful, colorful photos you've taken! This fruit looks delicious. Amazing to see blossoms, green and ripe fruit all at once! I'd love to see the whole tree. I'll pop over to Sonia's and see if she has a picture. Too bad you can't find yours. Isn't that strange?
You sure have some lovely trees down there. It's fascinating to see fruits that are new to me. Geraldo had some on his blog too.
Thanks for sharing!

kenju said...

The pics are so bright and vibrant!

Moi said...

Loved the shots....particularly the last one Cris.....U have captured it beautifully..the flowers, the unripe and the ripe fruit...I am glad i discovered ur blog.....and thanx again for the thinking blogger award..I finally found time amidst busy school schedules to post on it and formally thank u ....as i always say, Viva Blogging :)

Have a great weekend...:)

Luna said...

Beautiful photos. This is a interesting cherry, I did not ever hear of it.
Cris, thank you for your help. I had to change my blog, before I could use your informations.
Here the weather is like summer, we had today unusually 23°C/55°F
Have a nice weekend !

Anna said...

So great....I love the colors, so vibrant!

Sonia said...

Cris, suas fotos estão lindas! Obrigada por fazer um link com as minhas pitangas. Beijos!

Connie said...

Oh thank you so much for cheering up my day with those wonderful colors. Great photos.

Take care,
Connie

Deana said...

These are so vibrant, so alive! I could take a bite out of one of those cherries!

I hope you have a nice weekend!

-: :Abhi: :- said...

hey!! Sum lovely shots out there!! g8 shot!!:) luved it..

Judith Polakoff said...

Hi, Cris! This is a beautiful tree, and you've taken lovely shots of it. The flower looks so familiar that I'm sure I've seen it locally, yet I'm also sure that this tree doesn't grow here.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comment. I look forward to seeing more of your blog. Have a great weekend and I'll see you again soon!

Geraldo said...

Cris,
Great pictures, as usual! Hope you find the one of the tree...
Kerri, thanks for mentioning my post about other Brazilian fruits...

Britt-Arnhild said...

This is somethging I would LOVE to try one day.

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Ash said...

Very pretty, such lovely colors!

Cláudia Benevenuto said...

Hi, Cris. Paula and I had a pleasant afternoon in Pedreira last Thrusday and guess which juice I drank? Pitanga juice! I didn't have noticed that there were blossoms, green and red fruits all togheter. Your pics are fantastic!
Kisses and hugs.

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wonderful pictures Cris..
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