Guapeba da Praia Fruit Plant (Pouteria psammophila)
Guapeba Da Praia (Pouteria Psammophila)
Common Name: Guapeba Da Praia
Botanical Name: Pouteria Psammophila
Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3 to 4 Years
Maintenance Required: Moderate
General Information: A semideciduous tree native to South America, specifically eastern and northeastern Brazil. It grows 4 - 12 meters tall with a dense, globose crown. Harvested from the wild for local food and wood, it produces yellowish, 5cm diameter globose fruits with very sweet and tasty white pulp containing 1-4 seeds. Requires soil with excellent drainage, full sun, and tropical to subtropical climates.
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