Grumichama, also called Brazil Cherry Eugenia brasiliensis (dombeyi) Origin: Indigenous to coastal areas of south east Brazil. This plant does best in well drained soil that is slightly acidic. Origin: Southeastern Brazil. Black Pudding / (Diospyros nigra) / balck sapote - very fast growing, fruits in 1 year, glossy green foliage all year, delicious chocolate pudding tasting fruit, hardy tree. Mature plants can handle light frosts and will survive drought periods, but cropping deteriorates without regular rainfall or irrigation. Jackfruit - hardy tree, minimal care, can be pruned to maintain small size and easily accessible fruit, largest fruit in the world. Trees can grow to 20 feet in height. Leaves are a glossy, deep green providing a dense canopy. Grumichama is another prolific Eugenia with small delicious fruits. Fruiting Habits: The dark crimson roundish fruits are 0.5 to 1 inch in diameter (1 to 2.5 cm) and have long stems. Grumichama, also called Brazil cherry and Spanish cherry, is an attractive tree growing up to 45 feet in height with thick waxy oblong deep green 3 to 4 inch leaves. My 5 year old tree blew over in Cyclone Yasi and despite lots of care has not yet regained full foliage but despite his has yielded plenty of delicious fruit May 2012. more_vert. to full sun to fruit. $8 - $10. The Grumichama is a small to medium sized tree from Brazil with dark-green, glossy, oval to obovate leaves 3 to 5 inches in length (7.5 to 12.5 cm). Also seems to grow fairly well in warm tropical climates. Introduction. Generally a slow grower, the grumichama likes year-round water and care should be taken to avoid periods of drought. Trees are subtropical or tropical and can survive to 26F. Synonyms: Eugenia dombeyi, Myrtus dombeyi, Stenocalyx brasiliensis. Description. With its showy white flowers, glossy leaves, and dark red fruits, the tree is often grown as an ornamental. Tolerates light frost and periods of drought but produces best with regular watering. The tree is medium in size and slow growing. Other name: Brazil cherry,. It is fast growing anf fruits only take two months to set. Grumichama trees are a sub-tropical species.They are native to the Atlantic coast of Brazil. Growing Environment. GRUMICHAMA (Eugenia brasilensis) A tree of grumichama . $5 - $10, good size plants, 80cm. Grumichama is highly ornamental tree that produces small black fruits with cherry-like flavor. Can be grown in sun or in shade. USDA hardiness zones 9b-10 Tress can produce fruit in three colors. Every school garden should have one! Mature plants can handle light frosts and will survive periods of drought. By seeds, which can take up to 4 years to begin bearing. Uses. It prefers a subtropical climate and can withstand light frosts. Eaten fresh. Needs mod. Grumichama. Wongawallan, QLD, Australia. Climate: It is a sub-tropical species. Fruits are sweet and largely consumed fresh. Since distributed to Australia and elswhere. Blooming Habits: The flowers are white with green sepals and yellow anthers. Yellow, red and dark burgundy. person_outline Veronica F. 8y ago. The small tree has deep green leaves and can easily be pruned into a hedge. The Grumichama is occasionally cultivated in tropical and subtropical America, but rarely elsewhere. Soft-flesh variety - super delicious! Family: Myrtaceae. Propagation. A definite pick for jam makers and as a children's foraging plant. Grumichama.