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Cerejinha De Mattos Fruit Plants (Eugenia Mattosii)

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Cerejinha De Mattos (Eugenia Mattosii):

Botanical Name: Eugenia Mattosii

Common Names: Minipitanga, Pitanguinha-De-Mattos

General Information: Low- to medium-growing shrubby, rare fruit tree from Brazil. Cultivated widely by bonsais and gardeners in South and Southeast regions, Resembles other Eugenias. Tiny, cherry-like fruits similar to Surinam cherries. Fruits turn a brilliant red color when ripe. Edible peel and pulp with a sweet and sour flavor.

Cultivation Details:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2-5 Years

Moderate maintenance required for cultivation

Summary: Cerejinha De Mattos, also known as Minipitanga or Pitanguinha-De-Mattos, is a distinctive Eugenia species originating from Brazil. This rare fruit tree, appreciated for its unique small, cherry-like fruits, displays a vibrant red hue when ripe. Widely embraced by bonsai enthusiasts and gardeners in specific regions, this shrubby Eugenia requires moderate maintenance for cultivation. With its sweet and sour flavor profile, Cerejinha De Mattos adds a touch of exotic allure to the Eugenia family.

Planting and Care

Requires full sun, part shade, prefers acidic soil

Special Feature

Species of this family present pharmacological properties, and can be used in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders.


They have an exotic taste and aroma and can be eaten fresh or used to make products such as jams, sweets, jellies, liqueurs, and spirits