Marmelinho Fruit Plant (Diospyros Inconstans)
Common Name: Marmelinho
Botanical Name: Diospyros Inconstans
General Information: Evergreen tree with a crown, Distributed over much of South America, as far south as Uruguay and Argentina, Generally found at low elevations, Fruits are edible, sweet, and can be eaten plain or made into a liqueur, Adapts well to warm temperate and tropical climates, Very ornamental tree
Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3 to 4 Years
Maintenance Required: Moderate
Summary: Marmelinho, scientifically known as Diospyros Inconstans, is an evergreen tree with a wide distribution across much of South America, extending as far south as Uruguay and Argentina, typically found at low elevations. The tree is valued for its edible and sweet fruits, which can be consumed directly or used in the preparation of liqueurs. Marmelinho is known for its adaptability to warm temperate and tropical climates, making it suitable for cultivation in various regions. In addition to its fruit-bearing qualities, the tree is appreciated for its ornamental characteristics. When cultivated, Marmelinho typically blooms and fruits within 3 to 4 years, and its overall maintenance is considered moderate.