Botanical Name: Eugenia luschnathiana
An excellent ornamental shrub. The pitomba produces bright orange-yellow fruit with soft, melting, juicy flesh with a highly aromatic slightly acid flavour. They are good eaten fresh or made into jelly and preserves. Taste comparable to an apricot. Very slow growing, hence suitable as a dwarf fruit tree.
Plant Information or Specifications
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas
Suitability in Pots
February, March, April
Customer Comments on Pitomba
Pitomba has fruited for the first time after planting 3 years ago. Now about 1.6 metres tall - fruit is small but very sweet to eat straight from tree. Birds love them too so I will have to net next crop. | Linda Barrett - Redland City , QLD 15-Feb-2014
Grew slowly till put into a self watering pot then looks changed totally from a slow stragly shrub to dark green leaves that shoot all the time and also produced flowers and first fruit which was delicious, tasted like a very aromatic dried apricot. | Don - Boronia Heights , QLD 27-Jan-2015
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