Grumichama - Black

Eugenia brasiliensis

Grummichama fruit

The tropical equivalent of the cherry. The purplish-black fruit 2cm diameter are produced in clusters. Flesh white, melting and tasty. Mostly used for fresh eating, but also highly prized for jams, jellies and pies.
Other Names: #MJ Brazilian Cherry

$26.90 ($17.90-$79.00 choose a size)

Specifications of Grumichama - Black

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg, Sometimes, Yes

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

Fruiting/Harvest Months October, November, December

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Grumichama - Black Reviews & Tips

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DougHanning1
★★★★★ 9months ago

CAMIRA, QLD, Australia

Love these fruit

Mike Cappo
10months ago

Topaz, QLD, Australia

Grumichama - Black

First tried in Townsville dry-tropics with low yield of small fruit. Transplanted some seedlings to Topaz (Atherton Tablelands, mean annual rainfall 3870mm. Fast, luxuriant growth in full sun with up to 2 crops per year of abundant, large, fruit (Mar+Dec)

Amanda
★★★ 1y ago

LESCHENAULT, WA, Australia

I love the flavour of these fruits but the seed to flesh ratio is too high for them to be anything more than a novelty fruit, at this stage. I suspect the species is chill-sensitive as it gets the winter yellows (chlorosis) when the overnight temps are...

Potty Bob 1
★★★★★ 1y ago

POTTSVILLE, NSW, Australia

As good as a cherry tree , smaller and more tropic resistant . ! did not like the 40l pot much , produced fruit as soon as it went in the ground. This will do me till I get my dwarf low chill cherry trees happening .

Maurice Damon
2y ago

Yungaburra, QLD, Australia

Grumichama - Black

Growing very well on Atherton Tablelands deep red volcanic soil. Tree of 4 metres with good crops of very tasty but short lasting fruit. No irrigation used with rainfall of 1300mm.

Fruitylicious1
★★★★ 3y ago

TAMWORTH, NSW, Australia

WHO WOULD NOT WANT A PIECE OF BRAZIL; EXOTIC, BEAUTIFUL AND SUPER DELICIOUS. I WOULD NOT MISS IT FOR A THING. NOT IN MY WATCH.

branny1
★★★ 4y ago

RUNCORN, QLD, Australia

Sort of a bit so-so on this one so far. I was told it was a fast grower, but in the two years I've had it, it has maybe doubled in size from the 30cm plant that came from Daleys. It's healthy enough, I guess? Occasionally a few of the leaves will be bl...

Mwanzo151
★★★★ 4y ago

BELLBIRD PARK, QLD, Australia

Trying to grow fruits that have less susceptability to pests

93
★★★★ 5y ago

KEDRON, QLD

Very pretty shrub/trees with glossy green leaves. Have just flowered for the first time, although only a few have set into fruit. Looking forward to trying them when they're ripe.

Justin1
★★★ 5y ago

COBURG, VIC, Australia

Did quite poorly to begin with (dry/brown tips of leaves and not growing), probably because it wasn't sheltered. Once I gave it some protection from the wind it improved.

Waterfall
★★★ 5y ago

WATERFALL, NSW, Australia

I have two of these planted close together in what should form a hedge one day. They have been growing very slowly, I think its going to be a long wait for fruit.

Nelly1
★★ 5y ago

YELLOW ROCK, NSW, Australia

didn't survive oct13 firesNeeds very little attention

Russ3
★★★★★ 6y ago

EARLVILLE, QLD, Australia

I only just got this plant and can't wait untill it shows it's first flower, Seems to be an easy plant to keep happy aslong as you remember to try to only watter with rain water otherwise it may show signs of tip burn from the ph beeing a bit high, I'v...

Lily Blagus
★★★★ 6y ago

Wilton/Padstow,

The grumichama was my first purchase from Daleys about 5 years ago. It is growing just north of Brisbane, hot and humid and about 2/3 the rainfall of Brisbane. It is not all that fussed over really. When it is dry it has to put up with being a bit t...

Nathan1
★★★ 7y ago

Cringila, NSW, Australia

Still finding its feet, but OK

Fruitful
★★★★★ 7y ago

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This came from Daleys and has been transplanted a couple of times since, even so, it is going strong. I have never tried the fruit but apparently it fruits in abundance and is a tropical variation of a cherry. 

Alice
★★★★ 8y ago

ENGADINE, NSW

Very healthy but never had more than two cherries per year.

Bibwit
★★★ 8y ago

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Sounds like a delightful fruit. Bought from online site, three out of four  died from postal injuries (not Daleys, they have excellent postage services). Seems a fragile plant, avoid crushing. Has survived the Winter well, though no new growth as yet.

gardengirl
★★★★ 8y ago

Illawarra, NSW

Pest free lovely fruit. Enough said.

Eiles
★★ 8y ago

Melville, WA, Australia

No flowers as yet. Has taken a while to grow but I have patience.

GardenOfColumba
★★★ 8y ago

Inala, QLD, Australia

Tastes like cherries, how fortunate to find a subtropical equivalent.

Jenny
★★ 8y ago

CALAMVALE, QLD, Australia

Sounds good, have never tasted one but i like the description. Still waiting for flowers/fruit! Has not been a very vigorous or healthy tree. Some of the leaves almost look variegated, could this be a deficiency in something?have now replaced the tree ...

Grant
★★★ 9y ago

Lennox Head, NSW, Australia

Taking a punt on this one.

Sean1
★★★★★ 9y ago

Miranda, NSW, Australia

Arrived in August 2011, bit cold in Sydney intitially, but I have it in a black pot & it has just got a burst of new growth & looks good so far. Hasn't grown much over summer(2011 - 2012)

Nqgrower1
★★★ 9y ago

, QLD

I love cherries and was trying to find a tropical substitute. I have five trees at various stages of development - from 1.5m to 20cm in height. New growth is red in colour

Edward3
★★★ 9y ago

CARLINGFORD, NSW, Australia

Nice tasting fruit provided the tree is well watered, otherwise it does not fill out and retains a turpentine taste. Fruits well after 10 years.

HappyEarth
★★★ 9y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

Slow growing, tough yet very attracive shrub or small tree.   Little difficult to get established.  First flowers appearing as of Nov 2009.

Dory
★★★★ 9y ago

Brighton, QLD, Australia

Very ornamental little tree. Has not fruited yet. Well, I found one tiny fruit last summer :-) Sep 2011 - tree is in flowers now!!!Hope to have some fruit soon.Nov 2011 - harvesting my first crop!!! The fruit is very nice and sweet, love the flavour. A...

Babaghanush
★★★★ 9y ago

Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia

Nice foliage good for edblie hedging yummy fruit..

Kaz1
★★★ 9y ago

BARRACK HEIGHTS, NSW, Australia

Got our first fruit in 2014 very nice th3 kids loved them. 2015 lots of flowers but they fell off.

AnneMarie2
★★★★★ 10y ago

TUCKOMBIL, NSW, australia

Looks great, while fruiting or flowering or just with its glossy green leaves.  Fruits extreamly well.  I make a great jelly our of the berries and my family and friends can never get enough of it.  Fresh berries are delicous as well.  Only problem...

Emma1
★★★★ 10y ago

Bardon, Qld, Australia

Growing well. Small bush.

KatTaylor1
10y ago

Eatons Hill, QLD, Australia

It's a nice shrub with glossy leaves, but hasn't fruited yet...

Han
★★ 10y ago

Happy Valley, SA, Australia

sprayed with copper fungicide, but leave spot still lingering. Maybe doesn't like the colder winter we just had in Adelaide.

Milly
★★★★★ 10y ago

Coolbellup, WA, Australia

new, in a pot

BJ
★★★★ 10y ago

Keperra, QLD, Australia

Beautiful tree. Only in the ground a few months and taking off already. jsut a bit of Organic Xtra and regular watering has it glossy and flushing with new foliage.--------------------------------------------First fruit set 2011 - around 50 fruits - ta...

Townfarm1
★★★★ 10y ago

Mooloolaba, QLD, Australia

Only about 2 ft high at this stage though I see it is already starting to flower.  Looking forward to trying this fruit with great anticipation.A beautiful little tree.but still waiting for flowers!

Minky1
★★★ 11y ago

Rathmines, NSW, Australia

Been in pot too long, about to put in ground - will hopefully make a revival.  Revival achieved.  Lots of new leaves and growth (well for a grumichama anyway).Covered in new growth as of August 2010. Can't wait to see what it will do over spring and ...

Tropicdude
★★★★★ 11y ago

Santo Domingo, National District, DO

One of the most ornamental fruit trees, little maintenance , I just water it once in a while if it hasent rained for a few days..  not fruiting yet, but maybe next year, fingers are crossed.

Jo1
★★★★ 11y ago

Eagleby, QLD, Australia

No fruit yet but grows extremely well in a pot.

Rosalie1
11y ago

Image Flat, QLD, Australia

Very small plant.  Put in on our newly created mulch bank.Nov 2012.  Now about 1.5 metres tall but still no fruit.1 Dec 2012.  Lots of flowers on the bush.  Here's hoping for a taste of them some time soon.

Popsybubblehead
★★★★ 11y ago

Cooks Hill, NSW, Australia

I have a hedge of black grumichama at my front fence. It is also the backdrop for my picking garden. Looking forward to ot flowering in spring.

JasonRutkowski1
★★★ 11y ago

Winmalee, NSW, Australia

Can't wait for it to fruit. Growing well

francis1
★★★★ 11y ago

Bluewater, QLD, Australia

Doing well.

Carla1
★★★ 11y ago

MURGON, NSW, Australia

produces only few fruits, properly planted in a too shady spot.

paulaf1
★★ 11y ago

Worongary, QLD, Australia

Can't wait to taste the fruits of this one too.

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