Jaboticaba, Plinia cauliflora var. Blue, Brazilian Grape
Plinia cauliflora is a small bushy tree, native to Brazil. It’s known for its blue, white-pulped fruits which grow directly on the trunk. Jaboticaba trees typically reach a height of 10 - 15 feet in cultivation. They are profusely branched, beginning close to the ground and slanting upward and outward so that the dense rounded crown may attain an ultimate spread as wide as it is tall.
Jaboticaba trees will take full sun or some shade and are small enough to fit into many parts of the garden landscape. They are fairly wind tolerant but do not like salty sea air. Jaboticabas grow and fruit best in rich, deep, slightly acidic soil. Although not well adapted to alkaline soils, they may be grown successfully by mulching and applying necessary nutrient sprays containing iron. Jaboticabas can tolerate a few degrees of frost, but do best under frost-free conditions.
The fruit is grape-like in appearance, texture and taste. Blooms can be expected several times a year during warm months. Fresh fruit is delicious eaten out-of-hand and can be made into jellies, jams and wines. The skin is high in tannin.
Jaboticaba makes an attractive landscape plant and an excellent bonsai potted fruit tree!
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