Jabuticaba or Jaboticaba, also known as Brazilian grape tree, is a tropical evergreen tree or large shrub that bears edible, thick-skinned, grape-like purple fruits with a sweet, juicy, gelatinous, white pulp. It is native to the Minas Gerais region of Brazil. Jaboticaba fruits are very popular in Brazil. It is a cauliflorous, meaning that the flowers and fruits grow directly on the trunks and large branches, creating a fascinating show in the landscape. It typically grows to 10-25' tall with a dense, bushy, upright form. Trees may flower and fruit multiple times throughout the year (up to 5-6 times per year in native Brazil). Fruit is edible fresh off the tree and are eaten similar to muscadine grapes (pinch each fruit between thumb and forefinger to squeeze out the flavorful pulp without eating the skin, which is edible but high in tannin). Fruits are sometimes made into marmalades, jellies and wine.
Brazilian grape is best grown in deep, rich, acidic, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade. Consistent and even moisture is best. Plants perform best in frost free climates, but will tolerate an occasional light frost. Plants are intolerant of temperatures below 26 degrees F. Best fruit crop appears with cross-pollination, so it is a good idea to purchase more than one plant.
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