The dark red of purple fruits are sweet and taste a bit like cherries. CHERRY OF THE RIO GRANDE - SAVANNA CHERRY - EUGENIA CALYCINA - EUGENIA INVOLUCRATA Call it what you like - Savanna Cherry - Cherry of the Rio Grande - Eugenia Calycina or Eugenia Involucrata or a Hybrid of both? It is in the Myrtle family from south America. Names. The smooth, glossy, dark green leaves are narrow elliptic, 21/2 to 3 inches long and are borne on short, grooved petioles. « Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 11:44:01 PM » Mine is pretty small in a pot but made like 5 flowers a month back or so. They are FAST growing and FAST fruiting. As the tree gets older the bark peels off, resulting in a smooth and very attractive trunk. It has a pleasant and tasty sweet cherry flavor. _____ Frequently found at GrowingFruit.org Said thanks: Kat2. ***Images of fruit or edible qualities are provided from our nursery's stock of producing plants to show the potential yield of of our fruiting & edible plants. Fruits are eaten fresh or are used to make juice or jam. I transplanted it to a 5 gallon pot in 2011 and then planted it in 2014. Taxonomy. Cherry of the Rio Grande Eugenia aggregata. Sponsors: 04-15-2015, 04:07 PM #6 Kat2 . Re: Cherry of the Rio Grande - Seed True? The Cherry of the Rio Grande is native to Brazil. I don't recommend this course of action to others - … It is very attractive, especially when in bloom. Growing Cherry of the Rio Grande: Eugenia involucrata Botanical Overview A member of the Myrtle family (Myrtaceae), the Eugenia genus contains over 1000 species worldwide including several with edible fruit. Genus Eugenia Family Myrtaceae Order Myrtales. Leaves are 2-3" long, glossy, waxy, dark green, and somewhat folded down the center. This small multi-branching tree or shrub grows about 10-20 ft tall. It bloomed a few months later. Cherry of the Rio Grande Eugenia involucrata Richard: I bought this plant as a seedling in a 4x4x10" starter pot in about 2010. 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