Taste of Jaboticaba Fruit

Jaboticaba is a type of fruit that is native to South America, particularly Brazil.

Scientific name: Myrciaria cauliflora

It has a unique flavor, described as a cross between a grape and a guava, with sweet and tangy notes.

The fruit is small, typically 1-2 inches in diameter, with a juicy texture and a slightly floral aroma.

The skin of the fruit is typically purple or black and its flesh is white and seedless.

Jaboticaba is widely used in South American cuisine, often eaten fresh or used to make jams, jellies, and other sweet treats.

It is a nutritious fruit, rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

The fruit is now widely grown in tropical regions around the world, and its popularity continues to grow due to its unique flavor and versatility.

The Brazilian native plant we're talking about is an exquisite, unhurriedly growing shrub-like tree adorned with a reddish bark that peels gracefully. It boasts numerous elegant stems, each adding to its allure. The tree bears grape-like fruits, encased in a robust skin with a luscious, melt-in-your-mouth pulp. What makes it truly unique is that these fruits grow directly on the trunk of the tree. To ensure bountiful fruiting, it is advisable to refrain from pruning the tree, as the fruits develop on mature branches. These delectable treats can be enjoyed fresh, used in jams, transformed into exquisite wines, or preserved whole to savor all year round. The fruits ripen at irregular intervals throughout the year, with a particularly abundant harvest in late spring.

ExposureFull Sun
Cold Hardiness25-26 degrees
SoilsMoist, well-drained
Growth RateSlow
Avg. Height x Width18' x 12'

When you grow jaboticabas in containers the average height x width is: 10' x 8'

Applying Fertilizer

Follow the product label instructions or the recommendations below:

Apply granular 8-3-9 NPK fertilizer or a comparable alternative for fertilization. Every month, distribute one level tablespoon of fertilizer per foot of tree height, excluding November and December. For fully grown fruit-bearing trees, disperse one fourth cup of fertilizer per foot of tree height right after harvesting fruits and continue monthly applications until November.

Updated on: 07/10/2023

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