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 growth is a coppery colour 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. More Information: California Rare Fruit Growers Association.
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
Learn about Pollination
Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas
Suitability in Pots
Yes with 35L+ Pot
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
February, March, April, October, November, December
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Customer Comments on Jaboticaba
Painfully slow growing. I had to wait 8 years before mine fruited but boy, once they get started! Fruit is like a leathery skinned, musky grape. Makes a great wine. Do not allow plant to dry out. Protect from insects and don't hold you breath. | David White - Newcastle, NSW 04-Feb-2006
Makes the most wonderful Jaboticaba Jelly. Leaves can go very pale in hot weather - don't worry - all is well !! | Michelle Gregory - Samford, Brisbane, QLD 01-Mar-2006
The large leaf variety is a much faster grower than the small leaf variety. Grown in pots with constant watering cropping will start within a few years | Richard Walter - Wollongong, NSW 23-Nov-2006
Very cold tolerant. Took two nights of 23 deg. F. and is coming back strong from tip to trunk. | Carlos Monzon - Bakersfield, CALIF 31-Mar-2007
I have had 2 lots of fruit now on my small leafed plant, they are absolutely beautiful to eat, they are like an aromatic lychee and hits the top of my list for most desirable fruit. My Yellow Jaboticaba plants fruit is not worth eating, but lovely plant | David O'bryan - Mansfield, QLD 18-Oct-2008
My fine leaf tree began bearing imediately after I installed a constant drip line that supplies water 24 hours a day with out allowing the soil to become saturated. I move the drip around so that the roots do not concentrate in one area. | Gmg Tropical Fruits - Loxahatchee, FL 04-Oct-2009
Dry leave tips? Stick enough cotton around the edge of the pot or around the soil on the boundaries of the root. | Eduardo Brandão - Rio De Janeiro, BRAZI 30-Oct-2014
Remember, jaoticaba grows in nature at river margins, so it loves constant moisture! | Eduardo Brandão - Rio De Janeiro, BRAZI 30-Oct-2014
Absolutely my favourite fruit.Cannot wait for next crop. Need to fight the birds though. My tree is only second year fruiting but neighbour has one a few years older and I have never seen so much fruit on a tree in all my life. | Lyn Castle - West Haven, NSW 20-Nov-2014
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