Facts

  • This species is common in Chile and usually grows on cleared land or on the edge of woods, forming part of the bush community.
  • The fruit is very aromatic and has a fabulous flavour that is similar to wild strawberries. It is used in southern Chile to make jam, and can also be soaked in gin and sugar to produce a Chilean version of sloe gin.

Where it grows

The Valdivian temperate rainforests of central and southern Chile, and south-western Argentina.

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chilean guava

do you have the plants to buy?
Submitted by Michelle Dehay on

Ugni

eden project's picture
Hello, unfortunately we don't sell this plant at the moment, it is not a uncommon plant and most local nurseries should be able to help or point you in the right direction.
Submitted by eden project on

Glossary

  • Midvein: central structure found in leaves, used for support and major vascular activity within leaf.
  • Stamen: male organ of a flower, including the anther-supporting filament and the pollen-producing anther.