The Araza tree, or Eugenia stipitata, is a fast-growing tropical fruit native to the Amazon Forest and related to the guava tree. They can be found in the countries of Brazil, Colombia, and Ecuador. They are native to South America, rare to find, and aren’t usually exported outside the continent.
The trees are small, as they only reach about 3 to 15 meters tall, and they produce many round fruits at a time that hang heavy on their branches. The Araza fruit is about the size of a tennis ball and is either green or yellow in color. In the middle of summer, the beautiful white flowers begin to bloom and will eventually bear fruit in the fall.
Even though the fruit is quite sour, it has many different uses because of its fragrant flavor and smooth texture. Some of the key nutrients in the Araza fruit are Vitamin A, Vitamin B, protein, fiber, and potassium.
The Araza tree is best suited for USDA hardiness zones 10 through 11. Most of the time, it grows in tropical regions that are hot and moist.