On Sep 11, 2006, MikeyJoe from Clarksville, IN wrote: I grew Rio Grande last year (05) and it was a good Tomato which I enjoyed eating right off the vine. Cultural practices. This delicious cherry is typically 1-2 inches long and oval in shape. 5 members have or want this plant for trade. Eugenia involucrata, the Cherry of the Rio Grande, is an evergreen shrub native to Brazil which bears small fruits that are dark red to purple in color and have a sweet cherry-like flavor. This species has a sweet fruit very similar in flavor and appearance to a northern cherry, but this a tropical fruit in the guava family that grows well in Florida (and other warm-climate regions). can be used for cooking or eaten right off the tree; grown as a hardy shrub in zone 9a or 9b, Join our friendly community that shares tips and ideas for gardens, along with seeds and plants. All pictures are contributed by our community. Even though it had good flavor and production it did not make the cut this year because I had several other similar Tomatoes I wanted to try. Cherry of the Rio Grande is usually propagated by seed, although seedlings may take up to 4 to 5 years to begin producing fruit. Browse pictures and read growth / cultivation information about Eugenia Species, Rio Grande Cherry (Eugenia cerasiflora) supplied by member gardeners in the PlantFiles database at Dave's Garden. Cherry of the Rio Grande -- best cherry tree to plant if you live in zone 9 or 10 and crave the taste of fresh cherries! A thread in the PlantFiles Pictures forum, titled Cherry of the Rio Grande, Rio Grande Cherry (Eugenia cerasiflora) However, it may grow as high as 30 feet under favorable conditions. Join our friendly community that shares tips and ideas for gardens, along with seeds and plants. Welcome to the famous Dave's Garden website. Cut the small fruits to remove the permanent calyx and the seed. Climax Height & Spread: Shrub or tree growing 10'-20' high, Narrow. It is a very beautiful small evergreen tree, 20 - 25 feet in height, with dark green, glossy, waxy leaves. I am not sure yet but it will probably be back in the line-up next year in 07. Height x Width: 12' x 8' Season: April - May. Botanical Name: Eugenia aggregata. Small/medium, 1-2" around, deep red to purple berry, resembling the grumichama (though more elongated and much larger) and several other Eugenia species. As the tree gets older the bark peels off, resulting in a smooth and very attractive trunk. Common Name: Cherry of the Rio Grande. 5/15/19 Update on the Jaboticaba at Prusch Park San Jose - Duration: 4:29. CHERRY OF THE RIO GRANDE. Very tasty sweet cherry flavor. The Cherry of the Rio Grande, Eugenia aggregata, is native to Brazil and grows quite well in south Florida. Protect young plants at 30 degrees. Add prepared fruits to baked goods and breakfast cereals or yogurts and parfaits. Store Cherry of the Rio Grande fruits in the refrigerator in a breathable container for up to a week. Although there is a lot of variation with the cherry of the Rio Grande as to the size of the fruit, there is not a lot of variation in quality, at least in my experience. On Feb 16, 2009, Sequee from Carmel, NY (Zone 6b) wrote: I grew it 2 year in a row, and while the taste was fine, the production was low, and the size was inferior to many others. 8:56. COMMENTS. The ... read more, You said there would be turkey. I grew Rio Grande last year (05) and it was a good Tomato which I enjoyed eating right off the vine. It has a pleasant and tasty sweet cherry flavor. Damage Temp: 27F. All pictures are contributed by our community. 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. View picture of Eugenia Species, Rio Grande Cherry (Eugenia cerasiflora) at Dave's Garden. Garden Gainzz 679 views. Welcome to the famous Dave's Garden website. View picture of Eugenia Species, Rio Grande Cherry (Eugenia cerasiflora) at Dave's Garden. I am not sure yet but it will … I use ... read more, Our neighbors had peacocks when I was growing up. Said to have made it through Florida's great freeze in Gainsville. Cherry of the Rio Grande Eugenia aggregata. Origin: Brazil. Cherry of the Rio Grande is a great “cherry” for Florida. Even though it had good flavor and production it did not make the cut this year because I had several other similar Tomatoes I wanted to try. The plant is an attractive evergreen shrub that grows to … Cherries of the Rio Grande are easy to grow, requiring relatively little maintenance for the growth of healthy, productive plants. This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions: On Jun 28, 2013, tem from Los Angeles, CA wrote: My tomatoes were very round, rather than plum shaped. ", I had been seeing this plant growing along the road ... read more, I have literal swarms of honey bees yearly. All we see are empty ... read more, Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden.com. Cherry of the Rio Grande season! Edible Qualities/Products: 1-2"" small/medium deep red to purple berry fruits. Garden Jokes and Humor: Sunday Funnies 11-29-2020. DESCRIPTIONS Cherry of the Rio Grande.Small evergreen tree or large shrub which commonly grows to about 15 feet. Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored. Cherry of the Rio Grande fruits are often eaten fresh, or used to make jams, jellies, and juices. Cold Tolerance: Cold tolerant to 20 degrees when mature. A sweet, tart cherry fruit that looks like you'd expect a cherry to look! 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. Family: Myrtaceae. Avg. Cherry of the Rio Grande Pot Size: 3 gallon Age: 2-3 year "For sale is a live plant with established root system in a pot. Let's have a taste.1 - Duration: 8:56. On Jan 30, 2005, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote: ".....large size red plums are oval to round shape and the flavor is excellent. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. ***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 often eaten fresh, or used to make jams, jellies, and juices growing! 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