From the Manual of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
by Wilson Popenoe




The Pitomba
Eugenia luschnathiana Berg.


This is a fruit-tree found wild and cultivated in the state of Bahia, Brazil. It attains a height of 25 to 30 feet, and is of handsome appearance. The leaves are lanceolate, 3 inches long, glossy and deep green on the upper surface, light green below. The fruits are broadly obovate in form, 1 inch long, with the apex crowned by four or five green sepals 1 inch long. The color is bright orange-yellow. The skin is thin, and the flesh soft, melting, juicy, with an acid, highly aromatic flavor. The seeds, commonly one but sometimes as many as four, are rounded or angular according to number, and attached to one side of the seed cavity. Propagation is usually by seed. The botanical name Phyllocalyx Luschnathianus, Berg, is sometimes used.


The pera de campo

Fig. 40.

The pera do campo (Eugenia Klotzschiana). (X 3/7)




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Bibliography

Popenoe, Wilson. "The Pitomba." chestofbooks.com. Manual of Tropical and Subtropical fruits. 1920. Web. 2 Mar. 2015.

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