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Banana Pitanga Fruit Plant (Eugenia anthropophaga)

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Plant Type

Common Name: Banana Pitanga, Banana

Botanical Name: Eugenia Anthropophaga

General Information: Eugenia Anthropophaga is a small tree, typically reaching heights of 2 to 4 meters. It features a beautiful cup, making it suitable for planting in various settings such as pots, orchards, and small spaces. Belonging to the Myrtaceae family, this species is native to South America.

Fruits: The tree is an early bearer, initiating flowering at the age of 3 years. It produces elongated, flat, thorny, bright yellow berries resembling small bananas, approximately 5 cm long. The taste of the fruit is both acidic and sweet, reminiscent of Passiflora edulis.

Culinary Uses: The bright yellow berries, with their unique shape and flavor, are edible. The fruits are not only interesting in appearance but also contribute to the culinary appeal of this species.

Medicinal Uses: Eugenia anthropophaga, like some of its relatives, has been found to contain a diverse array of nutrients and bioactive compounds. This composition supports its traditional use in folk medicine for treating various ailments, including stomach and intestinal disorders, fever, and general inflammation.

Cultivation Details:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2 to 3 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate