Araza is a shrub or small tree growing to 7-15 ft with drooping branches and fine foliage. It is very rare in cultivation and definitely a collector's plant. Fruit are soft, fragile and don't ship well, so the only way to enjoy them is to grow your own plant. It blooms in summer with showy white flowers, followed by large (2-5" diameter), bright yellow, fragrant fruit that have a delicious sour-acid flavor. Fruit are very juicy, with a strong aroma, usually ripening in autumn. Araza fruit is very high in vitamin C, double the amount of the average orange.
This species seem to be more cold sensitive than other eugenias, and won't tolerate a freeze. Because of this cold sensitivity, as well as its small size, it is the best edible eugenia variety for growing in a container.
Moderate water is preferable to avoid root problems and leaf chlorosis, which are common problems for this plant. Avoid overly saturated soils. Choose an acidic soil and fertilize 2-3 times a year to prevent chlorosis.
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