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CEDAR BAY CHERRY

Botanical Name: Eugenia reinwardtiana
Description

The fruit is very decorative due to its bright orange-red colour. They are also delicious, with sweet, soft flesh. The shrubs are very slow growing so they are perfect for growing in ornamental pots. They fruit from a young age, starting in their first or second year. This delicious fruit shows great potential for the exotic fruit and bush food markets due to the high quality of the fruit. They grow well in sunny or shaded positions requiring well drained soil, extra water and fertiliser will help to speed up it growth a little. Warning This species is susceptible to Myrtle Rust (Puccinia psidiisl)It has been observed in the field with moderate to severe damage and will require ongoing treatment to control the rust. For more information follow this link. http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/biosecurity/plant/myrtle-rust

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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg, Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

SA, WA

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Dwarf (1/2 Normal Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

4-5 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%), Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March

 

Customer Comments on Cedar Bay Cherry

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Cedar Bay Cherry

Drainage...very important I found it grew better in a pot in full sun. | John - Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW 08-Dec-2005

Cedar Bay Cherry

Its good | Brendan Mckenna - Wellard, WA 22-Sep-2006

Cedar Bay Cherry

Superb tasting aussie bush fruit. Has tremendous potential in the aussie home garden. | Richard Walter - Wollongong, NSW 23-Nov-2006

Cedar Bay Cherry

Handles our dry and scorching summers no problems (with some water of course) | Amanda - Geraldton, WA 19-May-2009

Cedar Bay Cherry

The fruit tastes even better in cooler climates. But don't try to grow them below 31F degrees. Fruits nearly all the time over 50F degrees. | Suni Buni - Orlando , FL 07-Mar-2010

Cedar Bay Cherry

We are in Mackay,I put it in the shade and it nearly died, moved it next to our fence so it gets full sun, its going crazy Cant wait for it to fruit. | Barry Parkins - Mackay, QLD 03-Apr-2014
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Cedar Bay Cherry

BJ's Edible Fruits
Update: 2116 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Attractive little plant put in end of 2009. Apparently slow growing, but have seen these at the park and have tasted (a bit like apricot), so am willing to wait.


First fruit in late 2011 - best tasting Eugenia in my yard! Way better than my Grumichamas and Brazilian Cherry - but I believe they are quite variable and some can be a bit turpsy - mine is not!

Warning - Appears to be suceseptable to myrtle rust.

Fruiting Months February, March, November, December

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control: Needs to be monitored for Myrtle Rust, which it unmissable on this plant as it shows up as fluro yellow-orange pustules. If it shows up, search or call your local DPI for control methods (Its not the end of the world if you get it - It can be controlled)

Organic Status:Organic


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Cedar Bay Cherry (Seedling)

Kath's Edible Fruits
Update: 2087 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Very slow growing. Flowers and fruits from an early age.


Unfortunately I had to kill my cedar bay cherry.  Myrtle rust had taken it over so it had to go.


Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Summer


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Cedar Bay Cherry (Seedling)

Daniuel's Edible Fruits
Update: 2564 days 0hrs

Comments: -

Was very slow to get established, althought it looked fine, but after about 4 months it has now begun to grow well.

Planted: 2009

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Organic Status:Organic


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Cedar Bay Cherry 7/10

Paulaf1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2099 days 20hrs

Comments: -

This looks like it will be a great little shrub, lovely dark green foliage and seems very drought tolerant so far.

The fruit are ok, but not great and it has a huge stone in the middle.

I had to pull this one out as it caught the dreaded Myrtle Rust.  It hit this one pretty badly!!!!! 

Planted: 2008

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: none so far

Pest Control:

None needed so far.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Cindy1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3008 days 21hrs

Comments: -

1year old plant one of my first poted trees.So far no fruit but a slow growing attractive plant responds well to feeding. 

Pollination: No


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Cedar Bay Cherry

Dekka's Edible Fruits
Update: 3029 days 18hrs

Comments: -

See Eugenia reinwardtiana


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Trisha's Edible Fruits
Update: 2650 days 20hrs

Comments: -

not doing at all well. Has some new growth but is still only 12 inches tall

Simply died despite all efforts to save it.


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Cedar Bay Cherry (Cutting) 7/10

Amanda19's Edible Fruits
Update: 2648 days 15hrs

Comments: -

This has been easy to grow. I think it needs afternnon shade though.

I find the fruit can be a bit astringent tasting. It needs to be very ripe before I can eat it.

They don't bear much fruit but pretty much carry them all year round.

i haven't had to prune yet.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Manure, clay, straw, blood and none 10% potash

Pest Control:

None needed as yet.

Organic Status:Organic


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Cedar Bay Cherry

Serendipity's Edible Fruits
Update: 2943 days 16hrs

Comments: - Flowering in October. Planted out in Sept 09 

Fruiting Months October

Planted: 2009

Height 15 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Cedar Bay Cherry (Seedling) 9/10

Carla1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2520 days 16hrs

Comments: -

fruit maturing soon Nov09.

Dec2010 No fruit?  Maybe too much rain?.  This as been the first time it has not fruited.

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 1999

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 2004 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Cedar Bay Cherry (Seedling) 4/10

Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 136 days 15hrs

Comments: -

The first plant died in winter, but possibly due to being overwatered one time, as I have since read from another contributor that this plant requires very good drainage.  Planted another plant and covered with shade cloth to see if it grows better. But this one also started to lose leaves, so have moved it to another more sheltered part of the garden in part shade.

This time it is growing well. Have now produced 3 fruits. While the red fruits look very attractive, they have a large seed and very little flesh, so not much to eat or taste. Hence the low score. Will see whether better rainfall in future might get more fleshy fruit.


Fruiting Months January

Planted: 2009

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 7 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Diana's Edible Fruits
Update: 2153 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Two plants, one in shady spot. The beach cherries in the rainforest bush food section of Mt Coot-tha botanic gardens are lovely. No flowers or fuit yet.

Planted: 2010

Height 0.25 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Cedar Bay Cherry

DavidB's Edible Fruits
Update: 1046 days 1hrs

Comments: -

lost in pot due to accident

Planted: 2008

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Comments

DavidB says... [2717 days 18hrs ago]
Planted over two years ago, had to dig it up and is still in a pot. Healthy

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Cedar Bay Cherry 8/10

Emma1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2638 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Love the idea of bush tucker fruit. Slow growth so far.

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No


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