Common Name: Pera Do Campo
Pera do campo is a small, deciduous shrub growing 50 - 150cm tall[
The edible fruit is harvested from the wild for local use, whilst the plant is occasionally cultivated for in parts of Brazil for the fruits[
S. America - central and eastern Brazil.
Savannahs and open fields[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Succeeds in a range of soils, preferring those that are rich in humus[
]. Most members of this genus do not like alkaline conditions[
]. Succeeds in full sun or partial shade[
Fruits - eaten raw or made into jellies[
]. The aromatic, pear-shaped fruit is juicy, with an acid flavour[
]. The thin-skinned fruit has a thick, fleshy, succulent pulp with a very characteristic, acidic flavour[
]. The pear-shaped fruit is about 13cm long and 7cm wide, it can weigh 60 - 90g[
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