Botanical Name: Eugenia aggregata. COMMENTS. Cherry of the Rio Grande is a great “cherry” for Florida. Cherry of the Rio Grande Eugenia E. aggregata, Cherries of the Rio Grande are easy to grow, requiring relatively little maintenance for the growth of healthy, productive plants. Orlando, Florida. Height x Width: 12' x 8' Season: April - May. Spring Hill, Florida. Family: Myrtaceae. Avg. The flowering season lasts several months, occasionally until May. Troy and H.S. The flowers are white. Cherry of the Rio Grande Tree in a 3 Gallon Container. This species has a sweet fruit very similar in flavor and appearance to a northern cherry, but this a tropical fruit in the guava family that grows well in Florida (and other warm-climate regions). It is red to deep purple about 1 inch diameter with a sweet cherry … Brandon, Florida. The use of this name comes from a 1958 University of Florida bulletin titled “Miscellaneous Tropical and Subtropical Fruits; Florida Fruits” written by H.Mowry, L.R. The trees can be grown in large pots, hedged, or used as a specimen. Common Name: Cherry of the Rio Grande. Kissimmee, Florida. Fruiting Habits: The fruit ripens on the bush 3 weeks after the blossom. Origin: Brazil. This delicious cherry is typically 1-2 inches long and oval in shape. Aripeka, Florida. In Florida, the cherry of the Rio Grande starts blooming in the first part of March. Though Cherry of the Rio Grande is considered a "tropical cherry" it can easily tolerate temperatures to 20F degrees. Damage Temp: 27F. Fruit size and quality depends to a large extent on proper nourishment and an adequate water supply at the time of fruit development. Cherry of the Rio Grande; Peaches & nectarines (Florida varieties) Plum; Feijoa . Mulberry, Florida. This delicious cherry is typically 1-2 inches long and oval in shape. When ripe they are deep purple to black and have a full cherry-like flavor. CHERRY OF THE RIO GRANDE. Lakeland, Florida. Tampa, Florida. The Cherry of the Rio Grande is an excellent tropical fruit tree that should be planted more in Flori... read more Post a comment about this plant.