Selected Eugenia Species

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Surinam cherry, cherry of the Rio Grande, grumichama, and pitomba are widely distributed throughout the tropics and subtropics. The Surinam cherry is the most extensively grown while the cherry of the Rio Grande is the least commonly grown of this group. They may all be grown in southern Florida and in protected locations in central Florida. The cherry of the Rio Grande is the most cold tolerant of these species, closely followed by the Surinam cherry, and these can be grown further north.

Richard L. Phillips
University of Florida, IFAS Extension