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Duguetia peruviana Fruit plant (Duguetia peruviana)

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Duguetia peruviana:

Botanical Name: Duguetia peruviana

General Information:

Type: Evergreen shrub or small tree

Distribution: Low-elevation rainforests in coastal Ecuador, probably not in Peru

Growth Habits: Likes light shade when young, Slow growth in the first few years

Fruit: Bright red fruits, Pleasant sweet flavor, Edible, and can be eaten raw, Rounded and lobed.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3 to 4 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate

Summary: Duguetia peruviana is a rare species of tree from the Annonaceae family. It is an evergreen shrub or small tree found in low-elevation rainforests in coastal Ecuador, and it's likely not present in Peru. The tree prefers light shade when young and has slow growth in the initial years. The bright red fruits are edible, with a pleasant sweet flavor. This species is virtually unknown in cultivation. It starts setting fruit in 3 to 4 years from seed.