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.

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