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PITOMBA

Pitomba Fruits harvested By Barbara Dieu [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)] From Flickr https://flic.kr/p/6K5pahBotanical Name: Eugenia luschnathiana
Description

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.

Other Names: Pitomba is An excellent ornamental shrub. The pitomba produces bright orange-yellow fruit with soft, melting, juicy flesh
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Pitomba For Sale 165mm pot Leaf of the Pitomba Eugenia luschnathiana Pitomba flowering on the tree By I likE plants! (Flickr: RFVC 009) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Tropical
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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

WA, SA,

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April

 

Customer Comments on Pitomba

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Pitomba Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

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

Pitomba

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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Pitomba 7/10

HappyEarth's Edible Fruits
Update: 2674 days 22hrs

Comments: - Slow growing but tough and attractive little plant.

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Compost, Dynamic Lifter

Pest Control: None


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Pitomba

Diana's Edible Fruits
Update: 2423 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Flowered but no fruit

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Comments

GardenOfColumba says... [1715 days 1hrs ago]
Any luck with them fruiting yet?
GardenOfColumba says... [1042 days 21hrs ago]
I got one last season, and have one developing right now. Very good tangy dried-apricot flavour.

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Pitomba (Seedling)

BJ's Edible Fruits
Update: 2835 days 17hrs

Comments: - Finally found a little Pitomba. And when i say little, I really mean it, just a few cms tall. Hope I can get it growing!

Planted: 2010

Height 5 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot


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GardenOfColumba says... [2146 days 16hrs ago]
Have you tasted these BJ? And how is your tree faring now?
BJ says... [2146 days 0hrs ago]
I've picked up a nice big one through the Sub Tropical fruit Club. Ive tasted them and they are nice, like a watery spicy apricot, but nice. They are super slow growers.

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Pitomba (Seedling)

Kath's Edible Fruits
Update: 2907 days 20hrs

Comments: - Very slow, has not done anything yet.

Planted: 127

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Summer


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Pitomba 8/10

Anthonymiceli1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3213 days 8hrs

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


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Pitomba

Damian's Edible Fruits
Update: 3289 days 24hrs

Comments: -

slowly

Growing: In a Pot


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Pitomba

Elke's Edible Fruits
Update: 2914 days 22hrs

Comments: -

I think it dried out in its pot. This was my first plant from Daley's, so I am rather sorry about its faith...

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Pitomba (Seedling) 8/10

Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 406 days 16hrs

Comments: -

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.

Fruiting Months January

Planted: 2006

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 8 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: No fruit fly so far. No other pests.


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Pitomba

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 1054 days 23hrs

Comments: - Planted out Nov 2014, 165mm pot.

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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For further information:

www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/pitomba.html