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BRAZILIAN CHERRY - BLACK BEAUTY

Brazilian Cherry - BlackBotanical Name: Eugenia uniflora
Description

This selection of Brazilian Cherry ripens to a black colour with exceptional flavour. A highly ornamental shrub with spreading branches and aromatic foliage. The young bronze foliage is deep, glossy green when mature and deep red in cold, dry weather. The fruit is delicious eaten out-of-hand or as an ingredient in jelly, sauce and pies. Refrigeration enhances the flavour.

Other Names: Pitanga, Surinam Cherry
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Height: 80-90cm
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Height: 50-60cm
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Preferred Climate

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

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

SA, WA

Suitability in Pots

Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March

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Brazilian Cherry - Black Beauty (Seedling) 9/10

Fruitful's Edible Fruits
Update: 2520 days 18hrs

Comments: -

After reading a couple of threads on  forums here and then researching further, I waited months for this Black Cherry to become available from Daleys because although it is rare, the fruit is apparently sweeter and has a less resinous aftertaste the the more commonly acquired Red Brazilian Cherry.


I have never tried the fruit, but so far its looking beautiful with soft green leaves and the new growth is red. It can fruit up to 4 times a yr, esp if pruned after each cycle of fruiting. It is more of a shrub than a tree, and with its lightish green leaves it is quite stunning as well.


Here are some highlights from the web:


Brazilian Cherry Eugenia uniflora a.k.a. Pitanga, is an evergreen tropical shrub to the subtropics. A member of the Myrtaceae family, the plant is related to guava, jaboticaba & lilly pilly,  Easy to care for,  great as a hedge, fruits between 2-4 yrs. Fruits 3 weeks after flowers openThe fruit is tart when not quite ripe, High in vit C...


Quite frost tolerant. Young plants are damaged by temperatures below -2  C, but well-established plants can survive -5  C. Full sun is best for greatest fruit production. Very adaptable to different soil types: Sand, sandy loam, stiff clay, soft limestone. It can stand waterlogging for a time and also drought. It is intolerant of salt.


 They are most productive if unpruned, but still produce a great many fruits when close-clipped in hedges. If the plant is pruned quarterly feeding with a complete fertilizer formula promotes fruiting. The plant responds quickly to irrigation, the fruit rapidly becoming larger and sweeter in flavor after a good watering. 


Note: in northern NSW the plant has escaped gardens as birds spread the seed. Best to net your tree or collect all fruit if you live in this area.  

Planted: 2012

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter

Pest Control: No Pests as yet!

Organic Status:Organic


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Brazilian Cherry - Black Beauty (Grafted) 5/10

Farouk's Edible Fruits
Update: 221 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Very exciting moment when my wife told me to crouch down just at the moment I was complaining about my Black Surinam Cherry not fruiting yet & behold a large beautifully ripe Surinam Cherry I just tapped it very gently with my palm & came off all by itself. The skin was not too pleasant, the inner fruit alone is sweeter than red but still has sort of a weird sourish taste but I don't mind having it in the handful best fruit still, I grew it right ? The 2 large seeds looked like they were about to germinate so I put them into a seed soil pot. Looking forward to many more in future.

I wouldn't be growing these for flavour but rather for uniqueness, the common cherry is miles more delicious on a whole different level of delicious, all leaves fell off in cooler season & new growth shot up quickly late winter early spring as well as flowers in spring, the red does not loose many leaves in winter but the black lost them all pretty much, the red I have in the ground where the black is in a large pot not sure if that makes the difference ? Also the new growth made new leaves on tip growth similar to fig but didnt make leaves in the older wood although there are buds there just no shoots yet still spring though, maybe when it gets warmer.

Fruiting Months September, October, November

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Volcanic Rock Dust

When I Fertilise: Yearly and Spring

Pest Control: None, not required yet.

Organic Status:Organic


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Brazilian Cherry - Black Beauty (Grafted) 7/10

Fruitylicious1's Edible Fruits
Update: 630 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Different and it taste better than the more ubiquitous red variety according to some reviews.

Height 1 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol, powerfeed, dyna lifter, citrus fert

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

my fingers


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Fruitylicious1 says... [720 days 0hrs ago]
Arrived last month (Nov, 2017) a little bit distressed. With sparse and pale leaves and stems. Obviously its a bit lacking in essential nutrients. I immediately repotted it with a mixture of premium potting mix, perlite, coarse pine bark and a bit of dyna lifter and peat moss. Gave it a refreshing drink of weak seasol and rain water and i applied sugarcane mulch. It quickly rewarded me with shiny, healthy beautiful growth within a week. He is now a happy Brazilian.
Fruitylicious1 says... [509 days 3hrs ago]
July 01, 2018 Lost most of it leaves now due to the cold weather. It will sprout come spring time and hopefully together with a flower flush fingers crossed.
Fruitylicious1 says... [343 days 8hrs ago]
Dec 2018 Has recovered now from winter blues. Powering along nicely though it lost all of its leaves and most of its secondary limbs due to the cold weather 😃

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Brazilian Cherry - Black Beauty (Cutting) 10/10

BJ's Edible Fruits
Update: 2894 days 21hrs

Comments: - I hate the fruit of the regular Brazilian Cherry, but the Black is very nice. This little guy is being grown in my toughest spot and will replace a large murraya, and is performing fantastically. Has flowered once but not set fruit. Waiting impatiently for the next flower flush.

Height 4 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Brazilian Cherry - Black Beauty (Seedling) 5/10

Kaz1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1487 days 23hrs

Comments: -

growing well nice looking tree the fruit is very nice so much nicer than the red one. It was totally covered in flowers in spring 2015 but they all feel off 

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Brazilian Cherry - Black Beauty (Seedling)

Jenny's Edible Fruits
Update: 2636 days 8hrs

Planted: 2012

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Brazilian Cherry - Black Beauty (Seedling)

Potty Bob 1's Edible Fruits
Update: 257 days 4hrs

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Had a giant tree on our street when I was young , bright red fruit , a bit sweet but very resinous, somtimes if they we're really red they were just ok .

Im told the black is 10 times better than red , so will give it a try , I also got an orange variety,supposedly even better than black . Will be a while before these little babies are ready to fruit .

Planted: 2019

Height 30 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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