POPULAR NAMES: Pindaiva, Pindaíba, Pindauva, Perovana.
INDIGENOUS NAME: Pindaúva comes from the Tupi-Guarani and means "tree of sticks or reeds" referring to either shoots emerge at the base of the stem of which were used by Indians to make their houses.
Origin: Semideciduous forest (which lose their leaves in a time of year) of the Atlantic Forest from Minas Gerais to Rio Grande do Sul. Brazil
Tree of straight trunk, green and corky bark, with dense crown and globe,
Planted in the site of Frutas Raras: November 2005, flowers and fruits have not occurred yet.
Tips for cultivation: Subtropical plant, resistant to frosts to -3°C (27°F), can be grown throughout the country, at any altitude; adapts to rapid drainage of soil or red clay and rich in organic matter.
Seeds are dormant when dry, when once planted, germinate progressively in
The seedling can either
be planted in full sun or shade as fast-growing pioneer species.
Plant in the garden
in spaces of
only the formation of crown pruning and remove only the shoots at the base
of the trunk of the seedling from 3 years.
In the early stages
the seedling likes
that should be
Uses: The fruit has whitish aril surrounding the seed, is delicate and smooth taste that resembles a bit the carrot-and are consumed in natura.
Flowering in the site of Frutas Raras: Not observed yet.
Fruiting in the site of Frutas Raras: Not observed yet.