The jaboticabas habit of producing the fruit directly on the trunk makes this a striking tree. Fruit is similar to a grape with a sweet and aromatic flavour. The new coppery growth along with their beautiful honey scented flowers makes it a very ornamental tree. Bears heavy crops of quality fruit that can be eaten fresh from the tree. Often fruiting up to 3 times per year. Time from flowering to fruit being ready to eat is only 30 days.
Easy to process and relatively problem free the arabica thrives in frost free climates. In as little as three years the plant will be covered with white jasmine-scented flower clusters and cherry red berries.