My mother plants went from germinated seeds to fruiting in 3 years. It has a pleasant and tasty sweet cherry flavor. It is very attractive, especially when in bloom. The Cherry of the Rio Grande is native to Brazil. Fruits are eaten fresh or are used to make juice or jam. I don't recommend this course of action to others - … Scientific Eugenia aggregata English Cherry of the Rio Grande Spanish Cereza de Río Grande. True cherries are Prunus. Taxonomy. _____ Frequently found at GrowingFruit.org Said thanks: Kat2. Re: Cherry of the Rio Grande - Seed True? BTW, Cherry Of The Rio Grande is not related to true cherries. Cherry of the Rio Grande, Cere Jodo Rio Grande Origin: Brazil. « 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. 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? Sponsors: 04-15-2015, 04:07 PM #6 Kat2 . 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. As the tree gets older the bark peels off, resulting in a smooth and very attractive trunk. Cherry of the Rio Grande Eugenia aggregata. The dark red of purple fruits are sweet and taste a bit like cherries. Genus Eugenia Family Myrtaceae Order Myrtales. Small/medium, 1-2" around, deep red to purple berry, resembling the grumichama (though more elongated and much larger) and several other Eugenia species. It bloomed a few months later. They are FAST growing and FAST fruiting. The Cherry of the Rio Grande is a shrub which commonly grows to about 15 feet. The smooth, glossy, dark green leaves are narrow elliptic, 21/2 to 3 inches long and are borne on short, grooved petioles. Cherry of the Rio Grande Eugenia involucrata Richard: I bought this plant as a seedling in a 4x4x10" starter pot in about 2010. It is in the Myrtle family from south America. I transplanted it to a 5 gallon pot in 2011 and then planted it in 2014. Names. This small multi-branching tree or shrub grows about 10-20 ft tall. Leaves are 2-3" long, glossy, waxy, dark green, and somewhat folded down the center. ***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. 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.