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Rainforest Plum Fruit Plants (Eugenia candolleana)

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Plant Type

Botanical Name: Eugenia Candolleana

General Information:

Rainforest Plum is an edible fruit tree native to the Atlantic rainforest of Brazil. It is known locally by the Portuguese names Cambui Roxo or Murtinha.

The tree is relatively rare in the wild and is occasionally used in landscaping for its bright green foliage and purple-black fruits.

Rainforest Plum has thin purple-black skin and a wet, firm, whitish pulp surrounding a loose single seed.

The fruit is tasty and sweet, similar to a jaboticaba. There are both purple and red fruited forms. In the tropics, the Rainforest Plum can bloom at least 4 to 6 times a year.

Health Benefits:

Vitamin E, Lutein (for eye health), Zinc, Folate, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium.

In the folk medicine of the region of Sergipe, the infusion of leaves has been used for the treatment of pain and fever.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2 to 3 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate

Planting and Care

Succeeds in full sun and in some shade, slow-growing plant

Special Feature

The infusion of leaves has been used for the treatment of pain and fever. They are rich in vitamin E, high lutein content, as well as contain zinc, folate, calcium, potassium and magnesium.


The fruit consumed raw or made into marmalade and jams. The wood is fine-textured, irregular-grained, heavy, hard, with average susceptibility to wood eating organisms. It is used as a fuel and to make charcoal.