Myrtle Family Fruit
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Cherry of The Rio GrandéThe Brazilian Eugenia is sometimes called the "Cherry of the Rio Grande"
The Rose Apple FruitA significant guava relative, the Rose Apple is are commercially significant fruit.
GuavaGuava is one of the most commonly cultivated fruits in the world. Guava Fruit is not seasonal like other fruits. In tropical climates, such as South Florida, this Myrtle Family tree bears fruit year round.
Jaboticaba FruitThe jaboticaba is eaten fresh or made into jellies, jams, and juices.
The Myrtle (Myrtaceae) family contains a large number of tropical fruit trees, many of which can be incorporated into an edible landscape design. There is a wide variation in size, coloration and texture as well as fruit characteristic in this highly diverse plant family...Read Entire Article
Tropical Garden Landscaping Design In The Myrtle Family by Bill Mee
- One popular Myrtle fruit is the Guava
- Suited as shrubs as border plantsor for use as border plants or clustered gardens.
- Guavas are especially desirable as a tree selection in that they fruit year round
- The Jaboticaba variety is an unusual member of the Myrtle family.
- Jaboticaba trees are slow-growing and shrubby
- The Brazilian Eugenia is sometimes called the "Cherry of the Rio Grandé"
- Eugenias can be grouped with other of tropical fruit trees
- Eugenias are useful as screening plants in front of windows.
- Allspice (Pimenta dioica) is used as a spice and in ethnic cooking.
- The leaves of the Allspice can be used in barbecuing fish or meat