Native to Brazil this rare tree have attractive bright green foliage and purple-black fruits. The new growth is rusty-brown, turning yellow and then deep, dark green. The reddish-brown bark peels off naturally showing a smooth reddish trunk. The ripe fruit is a round or slightly elongated berry, It has a thin purple-black skin and a wet, firm, whitish pulp about 3mm thick, surrounding a loose seed. It is edible, moderately sweet, with an aroma similar to the jaboticaba. The fruit are consumed fresh or made into jams. Grows 3-6 m tall with a conical canopy up to 2m wide
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1 (Self Pollinating)
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Likes Temps above 5deg
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All Leaves (Evergreen)
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Customer Comments on Rainforest Plum
According to Adam Shafran, this is not evergreen but a deciduous species that handles a freeze well. Possibly semi-deciduous in warm climates | Tobias Smyth - Sydney, NSW 27-Dec-2015
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