Saturday, February 09, 2008

Ubaia fruit

It's nice hearing from Marco Lacerda, coauthor of Brazilian Fruits and Cultivated Exotics. We had an exchange of correspondence and seeds some years ago when I was a member of the Yahoo Árvores Group. He tells me that he's still growing the ubaia (Eugenia patrisii) that I sent him. His message reminded me that I took this picture of fallen ubaia fruit only last week. The producing tree is from a seed I acquired from Didi Macedo in Mararu. We have ubaia trees in the Bosque Santa Lúcia woods but they don't produce much fruit anymore because of the intense shade.

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