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JABOTICABA

Jaboticaba fruiting on stemBotanical Name: Plinia cauliflora
Description

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.

Other Names: Brazilian Grape
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Height: 10-20cm

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Climate Subtropical (#ClimateSubtropical), Colour Flower White (#ColourFlowerWhite), Colour Fruit Flesh White (#ColourFruitFleshWhite), Colour Fruit Skin Black (#ColourFruitSkinBlack), Eat Fresh (#EatFresh), Edible Hedge Or Screen (#EdibleHedgeOrScreen), Great For Kids (#GreatForKids), Ornamental Fruit Tree (#OrnamentalFruitTree), Rare And Unusual (#RareAndUnusual), Size Fruit 1-2cm (#SizeFruit1-2cm), Size Plant Width 5-10m (#SizePlantWidth5-10m)

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Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

5-10m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

SA, WA

Suitability in Pots

Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

5+ Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April, October, November, December

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Question & Answer

Hi I purchased 4x Small leaf Jaboticaba's from Daley's and the plants have put on new growth but the old and new leaves look like they're getting eaten by some pest or bug. I can't find any information about this on the web. Have you experienced this before? From: SOUTHPORT QLD

No I havn't ever noticed any bugs that eat the Jaboticaba. I cant offer any advice unless I know what is the problem. If they are only small trees I would see if you can see what is eating the leaves and manually remove them.

Customer Comments on Jaboticaba

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Jaboticaba Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

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

Jaboticaba

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

Jaboticaba

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

Jaboticaba

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

Jaboticaba

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

Jaboticaba

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

Jaboticaba

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

Jaboticaba

Remember, jaoticaba grows in nature at river margins, so it loves constant moisture! | Eduardo Brandão - Rio De Janeiro, BRAZI 30-Oct-2014

Jaboticaba

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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Jaboticaba 10/10

Brizzie's Edible Fruits
Update: 3372 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Jaboticaba is a terrific fruit tree for the home garden for many reasons.  It has an abundance of luscious fruit cannily hidden from scavenging birds as the fruit grows on the branches.  It is a particularly good "grazing" tree for children.  The fruit is sweet and juicy - between a grape and a lychee in flavour - and is not something you will find at the fruit shop.  It makes a wonderful screen so would be a great tree to share with the neighbours.  The branches are not so visible but have an attractive white bark.  It needs very little maintenance and the fruit seems to be untroubled by fruit fly or any other pests.  I have never pruned mine and it is a lovely dense shape,

If there is a negative it is the fact that it may take a few years before the first crop but it more than makes up for that once it starts to bear with heaps of fruit in spring and autumn.  There is also a short time between blossom and fruit.  Mine are still green but will be a beautiful dark purple within a couple of weeks.

Another bonus is that a bowl of freshly picked fruit is always a welcome gift.  Many people have never tried them but when they do they are hooked.

I wouldn't be without a jaboticaba in my garden.


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Good info Brizzie!
410 says... [20 days 17hrs ago]
Looks really nice. Would you consider selling a few pieces of scion wood from your already fruiting Jabo next time you prune the trees so that I can graft onto my 2 year old? Here in cold Melbourne, this is taking even longer than average fruiting age. Thanks Pra

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Jaboticaba (Seedling) 10/10

Simon1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2984 days 19hrs

Comments: -

I'm growing this as a hedge and am very happy.

It tends to grow upwards and I have been pulling some of the branches to the side to get it to fill out.  Very happy with the result

I prune every three or so months to keep the hedge look. After 2 years it hit approx 2 metres, my desired height.  We did a renovation at about the time, lost one and damaged another.  The damaged plant was stressed and has now started to fruit.  The others have not yet.

Very happy with the hedge, very hapy with the fruit.

My three year old loves to go and check if there are fruit and eat any that are ready

Fruiting Months February, October, December

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 6

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Spring

Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

My chickens get some bugs off them.

I also have some fruit fly traps

Organic Status:Organic


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fos1 says... [2984 days 5hrs ago]
Hi Simon in sunny Brisbane.Good photos. We had one in northern NSW.Slow to start but at 5-7yrs flowered & fruited profusely.We watewred to establish when young then it really looked after itself. A very dense tree, branching more as it got older 1.5m W x 3+m H. I hope your hedge goes well, you'll probably get loads of fruit.

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Jaboticaba (Seedling) 8/10

Rae1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3399 days 7hrs

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An attractive slow-growing pretty shrub, so far. The fruit grow on the branches  and because they are hidden birds don't bother them. From the appearance of the small white flowers to picking is about 9 weeks and I can expect fruiting at least three times a year. As the fruit ripens it turns from green, through dark red to black. There is more than I can eat or give away. Fully ripe fruit has a delicious tart taste and you can become addicted. I only pick the large grape-like fruit for it is there in plenty.  This is not a sociable fruit- you have to spit out the skin and the seed which are not edible. It is the sticky white interior that we Jaboticabans love. A common name is Brazil Grape and, like the Brazil Cherry or Pitanga, it is not well known.  Unlike the Pitanga it is not a target for birds or fruifly and so does not become a weed. Rather like a Syzigium it puts forth flushes of pinkish leaves so is ornamental in its own right.  Very compac,t it does not need pruning

Fruiting Months February, May, August

Planted: 2003

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Blood

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Doesn't have pests

Organic Status:Organic


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Jaboticaba (Seedling) 10/10

HappyEarth's Edible Fruits
Update: 3530 days 5hrs

Comments: - One of my favorite trees - hardy, aesthetic, compact, and delicous fruits.   The large leaf version tens to be less wind resistant than the small leaved version.

Planted: 2007

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 6

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Compost, Worm Castings, Dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: None

Organic Status:Organic


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Jaboticaba 6/10

Michael's Edible Fruits
Update: 3624 days 16hrs

Comments: -

This tree lost all it's leaves in winter but came back before I chop it.

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Jaboticaba (Seedling)

KMP's Edible Fruits
Update: 3228 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Atrractive tree, compact; looking forwards to making jam when it fruits as the Jaboticaba jam we have tried was amazing

Planted: 2003

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer


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Jaboticaba 6/10

Dory's Edible Fruits
Update: 2822 days 5hrs

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Have not tasted the fruit yet. My tree is in the ground for nearly four years now and I hope it starts fruiting soon. Grows well.

Planted: 2007

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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Dekka's Edible Fruits
Update: 3781 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Grows well, left alone.


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Jaboticaba (Seedling) 5/10

Paulaf1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2538 days 3hrs

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Dec 2012........Have had this tree for about 8/9 years now.........and I am just getting my first crop now.  We had quite a dry spell (few months), and as soon as the rain came, it was covered in flowers, and yesterday I picked about 20 fruit the size of  20 cent peices.  I bit into the first one, and there was a very bitter taste.......but that's just the skin, and once you are inside, the pulp is delicious!!!!  The pulp seems to hold on to the seed though, so you don't get much from each fruit........but the seed is lovely to suck on.

This tree on a bank in part shade, and I never feed it........it just gets leaf litter from an avocado further up the bank.

Great tree, and very easy to look after.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mulch. Seaweed fert.

Pest Control:

None as yet, as it hasn't

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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410 says... [20 days 17hrs ago]
Looks really nice. Would you consider selling a few pieces of scion wood from your Jabo next time you prune the tree? Here in cold Melbourne, this is taking even longer than average fruiting age. Thanks Pra

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Jaboticaba (Seedling) 7/10

Jo1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3733 days 19hrs

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Only new to my garden (sept 09) Growing well in the pot new shoots. Wil fertilize with the rest and prune if necessary.

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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DellaDee1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3474 days 21hrs

Comments: - This plant has 'died' on me several times and just when I'm about to throw it out, I spy a small shoot.  will plant in hot house when time allows

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Jaboticaba (Seedling) 7/10

Amanda19's Edible Fruits
Update: 3300 days 18hrs

Comments: -

I think these are small leaf one's.

They are very slow! They seem to be ok - have some burnt margins - my research indicates they don't like salinity.

At present they just sit there putting out a little new growth constantly. They do seem to be happier when their mulch is kept moist.

Nov 2010: they are now in 35L tree sacks in a fully enclosed shade house - and they have never looked better! Obviously they don't like the hot dry climate here.

Planted: 2007

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 4

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Manure, clay, straw, blood boe 10% potash.

Pest Control:

None needed as yet.

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

To anyone successfully growing these - what kind of feeding should they get?


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Jaboticaba (Seedling) 8/10

Chris4's Edible Fruits
Update: 3556 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Just started fruiting in last year. Tree is about 7 years old. Several crops a year. Needs to be netted to stop birds

4kgs fruit picked spring 09.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, November, December

Planted: 2003

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 6 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

 no pest problems

Question:

 


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amanda19 says... [3426 days 15hrs ago]
Oh - I feel sick with envy! lovely tree chris!
410 says... [20 days 17hrs ago]
Hi Chris, Looks really nice. Would you consider selling a few pieces of scion wood from your already fruiting Jabo next time you prune the trees so that I can graft onto my 2 year old? Here in cold Melbourne, this is taking even longer than average fruiting age. Thanks Pra

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Jaboticaba (Seedling)

Kath's Edible Fruits
Update: 2950 days 23hrs

Comments: -

The Name Jaboticaba comes from the Tupi language. Jabuti - meaning tortoise and caba - meaning place. The place of the tortoise.

I have my first few flowers in 2010 - followed by my first crop - 1 fruit

2011 - my first reasonable crop

Planted: 2006

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Jaboticaba (Seedling) 9/10

Bibwit's Edible Fruits
Update: 2650 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Daleys grown plant, bought from CERES at the beginning of 2012. Constantly growing beautiful new leaves. Despite reading that they are slow to grow, this one has been a steady grower and has only just paused for mid Winter. Looking forward to the day it fruits.

Planted: 2012

Height 45 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seasol, cow manure and occasionally other manures.

Organic Status:Organic


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Jaboticaba 4/10

Msjekyll's Edible Fruits
Update: 3550 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Seems to be struggling in a sunny, hot position, thinking about moving them, leaves yellowing.  Have been foliar feeding.


After some good rain they are looking much happier so I shall leave them where they are.

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Organic Status:Organic


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Diana says... [3629 days 6hrs ago]
Hi Msjekyll, Your garden looks lovely and lush. My jaboticaba the same age and size looks the same sort of colour in full sun, but it is putting on growth. They like a lot of water. There is some good discussion of the pros and cons of full sun and the cause of yellowing in this thread . Diana.
Diana says... [3629 days 6hrs ago]
The name of the thread in the forum is http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/forum/jaboticaba4/

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Jaboticaba

Ellen's Edible Fruits
Update: 3792 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Supplier - Daleys

It had grown almost double in size . I am very happy that it is coping quite well so far through the winter months, let's hope it will get through it w/o any damage .

Got it in Mar. 08

In pot .


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Jaboticaba

Linnie's Edible Fruits
Update: 3536 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Bought two small-leaved Jaboticabas from Daleys years ago. Very slow-growing initially, remain nice and compact in difficult soil, but fruit once or twice a year, heavily. The only problem is that this variety (I don't think there was a choice back when i purchased them) has 2-3 large seeds, and, given that the flesh sticks to the seeds, it is hard eating. Jelly is good!

Fruiting Months February and October

Planted: 2003

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Mulch, compost, dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

Nil and birds clean the fruit up if I don't remember to check at the right time.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Jaboticaba (Seedling) 9/10

Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 3hrs52mins

Comments: -

Good looking tree. Fruited first time after 6 years and the fruit is very tasty. The fruit is ripe when it turns black and soft when squeezed between fingers. Produces a good crop every year triggered by good rainfall.

Planted: 2006

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control: Some crop lost to bush rats but putting up with this as the crop is very abundant.


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Jaboticaba 8/10

Rosieo's Edible Fruits
Update: 3770 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Growing well.

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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