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Dwarf Mulchi Fruit Plant (Plinia salticola)

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Dwarf Mulchi (Plinia salticola)

Botanical Name: Plinia salticola

Common Name: Dwarf Mulchi or Dwarf Cambucá

General Information:

Native to the southern tip of North America.

Found in Costa Rica and Panama.

Slow-growing, precocious flowering tree.

Takes the form of a small bush if left to grow without pruning.

Yellow fruits with scant sweet and slightly spicy pulp.

Fruits have longitudinal ridging.

Typically grows directly from the trunk or main branches.

Similar to Jaboticaba in growth pattern.

Typically grows to between 1 and 1.5 meters tall.

Health Benefits:

Multiple health benefits, including the prevention and/or mitigation of oxidation.

Helps in reducing inflammation.

Atherosclerosis risk factors reduction.

May contribute to cancer prevention.

Benefits conditions involved with metabolic syndrome.

Enhances the immune system and gut microbiome.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 4 to 5 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate.