Eugenia luschnathiana

Flowers of the Pitomba tree

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.

$24.00 ($19.75-$24.00 choose a size)

Specifications of Pitomba

Preferred Climate Subtropical, TropicalLearn 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? 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

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Pitomba Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

6y 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
7y 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.

★★★★ 10y 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.

★★★★ 12y 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.

★★★ 12y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

Slow growing but tough and attractive little plant.

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