Sunday, February 17, 2008
Ubaia fruit, continued
My objective in taking this picture is to show the difference in ubaia fruit (Eugenia patrisii) between two different trees. The three fruits to the far left are from one of the native trees in the woods at Bosque Santa Lúcia. The larger fruits are from a tree that I planted from seeds acquired in Mararu, a suburb community of Santarém. A different variety? I don't think so. I believe that the tree producing the larger fruits is getting more sunlight and perhaps better nutrition than the other, which is very much dwarfed by much larger trees. Why the difference in shape? Notice the larger fruits are pear-shaped. Is this the result of more sunlight and better soil? I think so, but can't prove it, yet.