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Sign: Tel Aviv Orchard - Pitanga


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Bnei Dan St 8, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל תל אביב יפו חברת גני יהושע
ליהנות מהטבע להישאר בעיר
סמל העיר תל אביב יפו

פיטנגו
שם לועזי: Eugenia uniflora
צמח טרופי שמוצאו מברזיל. מקור השם בפורטוגזית. בהודו הוא נקרא "דובדבן ברזיל". לישראל הגיע בסביבות 1920. הצמח אינו זקוק להרבה מים, והוא ירוק כל השנה, פורח פעמיים בשנה ונותן פירותיו שלושה שבועות לאחר הפריחה. פירותיו אכילים, צבעם אדום כהה, כתום וסגול כהה וטעמם חמצמץ. ככל שצבע הפרי כהה יותר טעמו פחות חמצמץ. לפרי גלעין גדול יחסית לגודל הפרי, בעלי העץ משתמשים להרחקת חרקים.
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The sign is part of the "Tel Aviv Orchard" in Hayarkon Park, an orchard of fruit trees from Israel and the world Click for sign's details

The tree was photographed that day Click for a larger image

Translation of the text on the sign:
The logo of Tel Aviv-Jaffa - Ganai Yehoshua (Park Yehoshua Gardens)
Enjoy nature and stay in the city
The emblem of the city of Tel Aviv - Jaffa

Pitanga
Foreign name: Eugenia uniflora
A tropical plant native to Brazil. The origin of the name is in Portuguese. In India it is called "Brazil Cherry". It arrived in Israel around 1920. The plant does not need much water, and is green all year round, blooms twice a year and bears fruit three weeks after flowering. Its fruits are edible, dark red, orange and dark purple in color and taste sour. The darker the color of the fruit, the less sour it tastes. The fruit has a large nucleus relative to the size of the fruit, the leaves of the tree are used to repel insects.




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