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Rae1's Edible Backyard

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Location: Sth Grafton

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Jaboticaba (Seedling) 8/10

Rae1's Edible Fruits
Update: 5032 days 16hrs

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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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