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Crystal Hartman Share and invite to spread the word.
22.04.2015 at 06:12 pmLike
Crystal Hartman Crystal Hartman created an event for Edible Plant Project (.org).
22.04.2015 at 06:11 pmLike
Crystal Hartman I will also be at the nursery Thursday April 23 from 4-6 if anyone wants to pop in.22.04.2015 at 06:14 pm1Nancy Hendler I plan on coming.22.04.2015 at 07:06 pm1
Brian MonkeySoul Stanton Forage and post public fruit locations! Mulberries and loquats are abundant right now. Edible geocache :)
http://edibleplantproject.org/links/local-edibles/
21.04.2015 at 12:28 pmLike
Crystal Hartman I would like to ask if anyone familiar with the EPP nursery is available Sunday (4-26) or even Saturday to coordinate volunteers and help complete various to-do list tasks for the nursery? 4 hours wouldSee More be an ideal length of time but 3 or 2 is better than none.See Less20.04.2015 at 10:08 pmLike
Nancy Hendler I am.20.04.2015 at 10:37 pm1Brian MonkeySoul Stanton I could possibly Saturday. When and what group? Is there an agenda or can I set one?21.04.2015 at 02:36 am1
Karen Epple You're still invited for EPP!
Getting better all the time! We'll be on WUFT-TV tomorrow!
Keep inviting folks!!
https://www.facebook.com/events/611446085621976/
15.04.2015 at 04:19 amLike
Crystal Hartman If there is anyone in the EPP community who can run this? There's still time. I have to run the nursery that day. However, Evelyn has graciously agreed to display an EPP placard and fliers at her org's booth.15.04.2015 at 12:43 pm1Annette Gilley Also working that day, and can't get out of it.15.04.2015 at 12:54 pmview 3 more commentsCrystal Hartman Sorry you can't make it Annette. My kids and I will be there this Thursday 4-6 if you can come then. Or let me know a good day/time for you and we can just work together.15.04.2015 at 01:02 pm1Annette Gilley If ONLY there was some way to take off on Sunday the 19th, I would come out to EPP in the morning, then go to Earth Day (which is really growing into an awesome event) by 1 pm, but,.... :( Spring is my favorite season, but in many ways it is just hell.16.04.2015 at 03:18 am1Edulis Exsto Larian Solstice and Brian MonkeySoul Stanton can go Karen Epple. Crystal Hartmandoes that person already have our promo materials or banner? I have a table, not tent or chairs.19.04.2015 at 02:32 am
Linda Hefner Hello!! I am looking for Callaloo seeds..have any?19.04.2015 at 01:28 amLike

Cherry of the Rio Grande (Eugenia aggregata)


This Cherry Tree (Eugenia aggregata)  grows as a narrow evergreen shrub, 10-20 ft high.
It flowers in the spring and summer. Flowers are followed in three weeks by 1-2" oblong, dark- red/purple fruits that are sweet, have a thin skin and a single seed.
Cherry of the Rio Grande tolerates a wide range of soils, but can show signs of mineral deficiency in calcareous/basic soils, preferring those with a pH in the range of 5.5-6.8.
New plants should be lightly fertilized with a magnesium containing fertilizer that has a 1-1-1 ratio.
Fruit size and quality is largely a function of proper nutrition and irrigation.
Mature plants should be fertilized with an 8-3-9 with 5% MgO. Mineral deficiencies can be corrected with foliar sprays.
Cherry of the Rio Grande is cold hardy to 20 degrees.
Plant in full sun or part shade. It can be container grown.
The plant can survive droughts well, but will fruit poorly during them. Seedlings often take five years to fruit.
The fruit is eaten fresh or made into a jelly or jam.
Cherry of the Rio Grande Cherry of the Rio Grande












More photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search?sort=relevance&text=Eugenia%20aggregata

pdf_Cherry of the Rio Grande Information Sheet (to print out)

4 comments to Cherry of the Rio Grande (Eugenia aggregata)

  • Sarah Jumel

    Would anyone care to swap some Eugenia Aggraveta for some other stuff? I’d like to have it, and it has become Eugenia Aggravating for me (I’ve tried raising it from seed various times, no go).
    thanks.
    drasaid@yahoo.com

  • We don’t have any Eugenia aggregata for sale/trade any more. The local crops are consistently lost to late frosts. We got seeds one year, but probably delayed planting too long and they never grew.

  • Kayla

    Do you still have Cherry of the Rio Grande? Does it grow well here, and is it sweet?

    I thought only Barbados Cherry MIGHT grow here in Gainesville. Plus it’s hard to find sweet Barbados Cherry cultivars. Most are described as tart. Florida Sweet is described as semi-sweet. Manoa Sweet is described as sweet, but it’s mostly grown in California. There’s only one Florida supplier, in North Palm Beach, so I don’t know if it would grow here.

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