Botanical name: Eugenia uniflora
Crown and root system: The is an evergreen tree with a small, lovely and dense crown. The leaves of the pitanga are shiny green and the flowers are beautiful, making is also suitable for use as a hedge.
Growing regions: Areas that are not subject to frost.
Ripening date: Fall months.
Planting in a container: It may be planted in a container.
Recommended planting season: All year round except for very cold months.
Special care: The tree should be pruned once a year, when spring arrives.
Varieties sold in our nursery:
Pitanga zaria: (branch or wild) – has a dense crown.
Gatit: Particularly large fruit, 3-4 cm. in diameter.
Good to know:
The pitanga originates from Brazil. The first trees were brought to Israel by Shmuel Zvi Holtzman, an ultra-Orthodox businessman and gardening enthusiast who was responsible for also importing the pomelo and pistachio, and ostriches for the feather industry.