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Eugenia dysenterica "Cagaiteira"

Eugenia dysenterica "Cagaiteira"

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Eugenia dysenterica "Cagaiteira" Seeds


Eugenia dysenterica, also known as "Cagaiteira", is a small drops leaves annuallydeciduous tree native to central, eastern, and northeastern Brazil. It grows up to 8 meters tall and has a dense, elongated canopy of a treecrown.

The edible fruit is greatly appreciated and is often gathered from the wild for local use. The plant is also used as an ornamental due to its highly fragrant flowers and attractive form. It can grow in full sun or partial shade and prefers well-drained soils rich in humus. The fruit has a thick, fleshy, succulent pulp with a pleasant acidic flavor and is used to flavor sweets, drinks, and preserves.

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