*Rare* Eugenia klotzschiana (Pera do Cerrado)
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Pera do campo is a rare Eugenia from the savannah or rolling plains of central Brazil (Minas Gerais). This fruit has recently been introduced into the United States. It is not a very common plant even in Brazil too. It usually grows savannas and open fields. It is not cultivated much. The fruits are edible and have a slightly sour taste. Fruits in the Summer. Fruits are preferably consumed in the form of juices with milk or used to make ice cream, cakes and jams. Tips for cultivation: Slow growing plant, which resists well to frosts of up to 24F. It is resistant to periods of long dry spells of up to 5 months without rain. As for the soils, it appreciates well drained, sandy soil as well as acid soil with pH between 4.0 and 5.5.
Eugenia klotzschiana (Pera do Cerrado, Cabacinha do Campo) is a deciduous shrub with a long lanky growth habit of well spaced branches that grows up to 1.5 meters high. The long pliable branches are capable of holding a significant amount of fruit and bend well with the additional weight. The plant is native to the Brazilian Cerrado (savannah) region and found in the Brazilian states of the Federal District, Goiás, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul. The pear-shapped fruit has a thin pubescent skin with thick, juicy, aromatic pulp that has a unique acidic flavor and a little astringency.
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