JABUTICABA

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COMMON NAME Jabuticaba, Jaboticaba, Brazillian Grape Tree
BOTANICAL NAME Myrciaria cauliflora
HEIGHT 12′ to 20′
WIDTH 10′ to 18′
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN
PERENNIAL
COLD TOLERANCE 26° F
SOIL TYPE Well drained. Tolerates most soils.
WATER REQUIREMENTS
DROUGHT TOLERANCE Low
SALT TOLERANCE No
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS Full sun to part sun
FERTILIZING
COLOR Small, white, with many stamens
MONTH OF COLOR Fruits and flowers up to 5 times per year.
FRUIT Green unripe, dark purple when ripened. Round, cherry-like fruit with a white, sweet pulp.
ALLERGENS, TOXICITY AND ANIMALS Excessive consumption should be avoided. Skins contain high tannin content, and can have carcinogenic effects in accumulation.
COMMENTS Slow growing tropical tree with dense branching and an attractive, smooth, red-brown trunk with flaky bark. Flowers are borne directly on the trunk, and develop in to black fruit. The root system is sensitive. Blooms that emerge during months with drought may whither. Blooming during long periods of rain will cause a fungus to develop on flowers and fruit. Native to Brazil, perhaps the most popular fruit-bearing tree in that region.
PRICE 15 gal. $75