Jaboticaba - Yellow

Myrciaria glazioviana

Jaboticaba - Yellow

Yellow fruiting species with a distinctive sweet tangy flavour reminiscent of pineapple. We consider this tree a showpiece. Its lime green leaves have an unusual soft, almost powdery appearance and its beautiful golden green pendulous branches make it a worthy feature in the garden for its highly ornamental nature. The fruit of the black jaboticaba is becoming more popular and widespread (I even found some on the shelf of a local grocery store here in Lismore last week) while the yellow jaboticaba still remains a mystery to many. A prerequisite for enjoying the fruits of the Black Jaboticaba is patience. They can often take 6-7 years to come to fruit. However, we have found the Yellow Jabot produce fruit in as little as 3 years. It is a small bushy tree, usually growing to 3-4m in the subtropics of Australia, however I have seen photographs of the tree, in Brazil (its place of origin), with a couple of young boys perched high in the branches. These trees must have reached 9-10 m tall. The tree has a moderate cold tolerance but is best protected from frost. It is a suitable container grown tree in those areas that do receive frost and can be moved to a sheltered position during the cooler months. They are happy in full sun or part shade and are generally small enough to find a place in most gardens. They are relatively wind tolerant but will not enjoy salt spray. They particularly enjoy deep rich soil pH 5.5 to 6.5 but with regular nutrient application can be grown in most soil types. While the fruits have some similarities to the Black Jaboticaba, they are quite different in appearance, having a slightly furry yellow skin instead of the smooth shiny black skin. The fruit contains a gelatinous whitish pulp which has a pleasant, slightly acid flavor. A single tree will produce fruit, but cross pollination has shown to increase productivity. When planting a jaboticaba, the crown (uppermost) roots should be 2 to 3 inches higher than the surrounding soil levels to provide water runoff. Peat, compost or rotted manure may be mixed with the soil from the planting hole to improve it. The soil should be a well-aerated mixture.
Other Names: Cabelluda

$34.95 ($17.75-$79.00 choose a size)

Specifications of Jaboticaba - Yellow

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

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 October, November, December

Hashtags , , , , , , , , ,

Create a Filter to find similar plants

Extra Information

For further information:


Jaboticaba - Yellow Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

★★★★★ 6months ago

Broadbeach Waters , QLD, Australia

Jaboticaba - Yellow

In Brazil where Im from its not considered Jaboticaba, the most known name is cabeludinha little hair in English, they are amazing and very important native

★★★★★ 5y ago


Amazingly beautiful ornamental tree, the lime green fresh leaves are great to look at and soft to touch.Added bonus to see if I can get this thing to fruit here, either way it's a nice tree for ornamental purposes.

8y ago

Florianopolis, SC

Jaboticaba - Yellow

This is a velvety and yellow fruit, called little hair, not jabuticaba.You may notice it doesnot grow from the trunk.Its flowers are extremely fragrant but jaboticabas fruits have more juice.

★★★★ 8y ago


I had ph issues with these ones when I first got them. I repotted them adding volcanic rock, peat moss and pine bark

★★★★ 9y ago

Illawarra, NSW

The idea of fruit growing from the trunk intrigues me. Pretty tree. I had some iron deficiency after only 3 months (green veins, yellow leaves) so added chelates.Sept 2013 Very slow grower however put out some new leaves even over winter. Responds very...

★★★ 10y ago

Bundaberg, Qld, Australia

Interesting little tree. Still too immature to fruit. I bought it because I also have the black variety. It hasn%u2019t done a great deal since planting but it was planted late in the season so spring might see some advancement.

★★★ 11y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

Attractive shrub but slow growing.

★★ 11y ago

Strathpine, Qld, Australia

Bought this plant from the BOGI fair with high hopes for some delicious fruit not too far down the track (3yrs apparently compared to 7 for the black). NOTE 19.12.12: This sat looking the same without new growth for about 2yrs and then up and died.

★★ 11y ago


Very slow growing, delicate tree. Withstandscold Sydney nights reasonably well. Has produced flowers every year but only inwinter and so the immature fruit drops off in the early years. Butfinally got a crop in 2017. Sweet fruit but not much flesh, l...

★★ 11y ago

Bardon, Qld, Australia

I like cauliferous trees. I like fruit. The end.

★★★ 11y ago

Rangeville, QLD, Australia

After a year or more of almost no growth finally there is plenty of new growth from all points and a handful of flowers have been and gone.  I plan to repot into a larger container come spring.

12y ago

Brisbane, QLD

Jaboticaba - Yellow

Far out-performing my expectations in a pot at the moment. Has lots of lovely felt-like bright-green new growth. I thought it might be as slow as the Black Joboticaba to grow, but it is powering along almost equal to the Abiu and Peanut Butter Bush.

★★★★★ 12y ago

Keperra, QLD, Australia

This is probably my favourite shrub to look at. Beautiful velvetty lime green new foliage, darkening to a deep green. Brances and trunks are quite rough barked, so gather moss, which is quite ornamental too. It tends to grow up only a little every flus...

★★ 12y ago

Mossman, QLD, Australia

The yellow jaboticaba has flowered twice but so far no fruit I've transferred it from large pot to yard so will see at it's next flowering.

★★ 12y ago

Worongary, QLD, Australia

This one was moved about a year ago, and has just started to grow some nice green leaves.

Elke Knebel
13y ago

Kingsford, sydney, NSW, Australia

Jaboticaba - Yellow

I bought mine just 6 months ago - and it is flowering right now, in Sydney. It is in a pot in a sunny spot in the garden.

David White
16y ago

Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Jaboticaba - Yellow

A real challenge but worth the time and effort. Very slow to establish. Needs stalking. Keep moist, good drainage, light, frequent fertilising. Delicious, unusual fruit.

  • Postage Free Truck
  • Plant List
  • Calculate Freight
  • Daleys Fruit Tree Forum