Hapa Joe's Nursery
Myrcia/Eugenia tinctoria Seeds
Eugenia tinctoria is a must-have fruit, offering a flavor combination of blueberries, Jaboticaba, and mint. The locals are familiar with and appreciate this fruit, saying it tastes even better in the midst of the rainy season.
Initially mistaken for a Myrcia, when we sent the fruit off for verification to Diego Techera Verde Center, the collector came back drooling. This Eugenia is hard to come by and was found on a remote sand path that requires a 4x4 to access. The American family on the tour with us considered it one of the best tasting Eugenias, reminiscent of Jaboticaba.
Eugenia tinctoria comes from the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest. Interested in seeing what other fruits are found there? Check out this Duguetia aff. marcgraviana and the story that led us there, or look at our whole collection!