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Mulchi Fruit Plant (Plinia inflata)

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Plant Type

Common Name: Mulchi, Ecuadorian cambucá

Botanical Name: Plinia inflata

General Information:

Species of plant from the Myrtaceae family. Native to the western Amazon in Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil.

Typically grows between 3 and 4 meters tall. Seedlings flower in the 5–10-year range with high variability.

Globose yellow fruits, 5-8 cm in diameter and 7-10 cm long. Fruits have a rostrate point at the connection with the peduncle.

Succulent, sweet pulp with good flavor. Fruits are commonly eaten out of hand and used to make jam or jelly.

Health Benefits:

Rich in iron, phosphorous, vitamin C, and niacin.

Niacin, a vitamin B complex, aids digestion and helps eliminate toxins.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 5 to 10 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate