Arazape (P. salutare var. mucronatum)

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Arazape, a rare variation of Psidium salutare var. mucronatum, offers a distinctive culinary experience with its citrus-infused flavor reminiscent of other arazás. Withstanding temperatures as low as -6°C, this versatile plant thrives in diverse climates and soil conditions, making it suitable for both pot and ground cultivation. Despite its slow growth, it rewards gardeners with an abundant harvest from February to May, showcasing its resilience to environmental challenges like drought. Beyond its culinary appeal, Arazape contributes to ecosystem preservation efforts, making it a valuable addition to any garden or restoration project.

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Introducing the rare Arazape seeds, originating from the grasslands, P. salutare var. mucronatum, these seeds offer a unique opportunity to grow a plant renowned for its exceptional flavor.

Known as “ARAÇÁ VERDE DO CAMPO,” this fruit, with its alluring name derived from indigenous Tupi Guarani, is characterized by its succulent berries, reminiscent of eyes, nestled within its persistent sepals.

Thriving in various climates, from the cerrados to open fields, this slow-growing shrub adapts well to sandy, red, or yellowish soils, making it suitable for cultivation between 200 to 1,000 meters above sea level.

Withstanding frost down to -6°C and enduring up to five months of drought, this resilient plant bears fruit from February to May, offering versatility in culinary applications.

Its seeds, requiring a minute of boiled water treatment for optimal germination, yield seedlings ready for planting within 60 to 100 days.

Planting is best done in well-drained, fertile soil, either directly in the ground or in pots, with a recommended spacing of 2 meters. Once established, minimal care is needed, with periodic weeding and organic fertilization sustaining its growth.

Beyond its culinary delights, Arazape plays a vital role in ecosystem restoration projects, making its preservation essential.

Don’t miss the chance to cultivate this rare gem and enjoy its delectable fruits while contributing to environmental conservation efforts.

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Distinctive Citrus Flavor

Boasts a flavor profile reminiscent of other arazás, with captivating citrus undertones that enhance its culinary appeal.

Rare Origin: Derived from the grasslands, specifically P. salutare var. mucronatum, representing a unique and scarcely found genetic variation.

Cold Tolerance: Capable of withstanding temperatures as low as -6°C, ensuring its viability in various climates and regions.

Versatile Cultivation: Adaptable to a wide range of soil types, from sandy to clayey, and suitable for cultivation in pots or directly in the ground.

Slow Growth: Exhibits a slow growth pattern, ideal for home gardeners seeking a low-maintenance yet rewarding plant.

Abundant Harvest: Yields a bountiful harvest from February to May, providing a fresh supply of fruits for culinary experimentation.

Environmental Resilience: Thrives in adverse conditions, including prolonged droughts, making it a valuable asset for ecological restoration initiatives.

Culinary Delights: The succulent berries can be consumed fresh or used in various culinary applications, such as juices, jams, and desserts.

Native Habitat Preservation: Supporting the preservation of native grassland ecosystems, contributing to biodiversity conservation efforts.

Boiled Water Treatment: Requires a simple treatment of boiled water for seed germination, ensuring successful propagation with minimal effort.

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