Ripe hanging Pitomba fruit.

(1/13) Ripe hanging Pitomba fruit. By R. Johnson [All Rights Reserved, Supplier of] (Photo Credits)

Ripe pitomba ready for eating.

(2/13) Ripe pitomba ready for eating. By R. Johnson [All Rights Reserved, Supplier of] (Photo Credits)

Cut fruit showing a central seed.

(3/13) Cut fruit showing a central seed. By R. Johnson [All Rights Reserved, Supplier of] (Photo Credits)

Gorgeous white blossoms.

(4/13) Gorgeous white blossoms. By R. Johnson [All Rights Reserved, Supplier of] (Photo Credits)

Flowers of the Pitomba tree

(5/13) Flowers of the Pitomba tree

Pitomba fruit tree growing at Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery

(6/13) Pitomba fruit tree growing at Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery

Close up of cut fruit.

(7/13) Close up of cut fruit. By R. Johnson [All Rights Reserved, Supplier of] (Photo Credits)

Eugenia luschnathiana Pitomba flowering on the tree

(8/13) Eugenia luschnathiana Pitomba flowering on the tree By I likE plants! (Flickr: RFVC 009) [CC BY 2.0] (Photo Credits)

Hanging fruits ripe for eating.

(9/13) Hanging fruits ripe for eating. By R. Johnson [All Rights Reserved, Supplier of] (Photo Credits)

Pitomba For Sale (Size: Large)  (Grown from Seed)

(10/13) Pitomba For Sale (Size: Large) (Grown from Seed)

Leaf of the Pitomba

(11/13) Leaf of the Pitomba

Pitomba For Sale (Medium)

(12/13) Pitomba For Sale (Medium)

Pitomba For Sale

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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 s... Read More

$19.90 ($4.90-$29.00 choose a size)

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Specifications of Pitomba

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn 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+ Beneficial (cross pollination helps with fruit set)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas SA, WA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April

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Pitomba Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

★★★★★ 1y ago



A great addition to my eugenia collection. I've only had it in the ground for about 6 weeks - new growth everywhere. Is very happy in the SEQ climate. It's in a semi shaded spot with grass clippings around the outside and I give it some water everyday. I think this little tree is going to be a winner. Can't wait to try the the fruit.

9y ago

Boronia Heights , QLD, Australia


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.

Linda Barrett
10y ago

Redland City , QLD, Australia


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.



★★★★ 13y ago


Slow growing with some initial dieback in winter. First reasonable crop after 8 years. Delicate aromatic flavour with hint of pineapple, soft fruit with single seed. Now producing fruit regularly.

★★★★ 14y ago

Hastings, VIC, Australia

DId not survive cold weather in Winter though we did not have any frost, it gradually loist its leaved and faded away by Spring.


★★★ 15y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

Slow growing but tough and attractive little plant.

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