What a grand little tree indeed! With tasty little delicate red fruits and luscious-looking green leaves, this tough little tree is a winner in our books. Here on the warm coastal plain, chill-loving cherry trees which originate from the northern hemisphere aren’t that well suited to our climate. But with a cherry-like flavour, the Cherry of the Rio Grande, which originates from Brazil, is the perfect substitute.
Growing to a relatively small height of 4-5 metres, these hardly trees are easy to grow. They’re a bit difficult to find in stock at a standard nursery – we ordered our tree on-line from Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery. They’re one of the few fruit trees that grow ‘true to type’ from seed, so if you can find someone with a fruiting tree and have the patience to wait around 5 years, have a go at growing one from seed.
If you’re interested in finding out more about this gorgeous tree, check out our Cherry of the Rio Grande fruit tree profile.