Sundrop Fruit Plant (Eugenia Victoriana)
Sundrop (Eugenia Victoriana):
Common Names: Guayabilla, Sundrop
Botanical Name: Eugenia Victoriana
General Information: Small, bushy tree is native to Northern South America, specifically Colombia. Occasionally cultivated for its edible fruit. Grows best in well-drained, rich, moist soil and thrives in a position with full sun or part shade. The thin-skinned bright orange fruit is about 3 to 4 inches in diameter. The fruit has a very succulent, aromatic pulp with an acidic flavor. The orange fruit contains 2 to 4 seeds that separate easily from the pulp.
Edible Uses: The edible fruit is gathered from the wild and consumed locally. The fruit has a very succulent, aromatic pulp with an acidic flavor. Popular as a tasty flavoring for juices. Can be used to make delicious jams without the need for additional pectin.
Nutritional Content: Sundrop is a good source of vitamin C. Rich in antioxidants, copper, and magnesium. May help reduce the risk of chronic diseases and support skin health.
Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2 to 3 Years.
Maintenance Required: Moderate.