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!