Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Tuesday; nibble; Jaboticaba fruit.

(Myrciaria cauliflora)

The Jaboticaba is  a tree native to Brazil. Fruits are formed directly on the stem and branches. The fruit has a fairly thick purplish black skin, with a sweet white flesh inside. It  is best eaten  fresh or can be used to make jellies and drinks.

A multi-branched evergreen tree, the jaboticaba  is a decorative although slow growing tree. Up to four times a year, the small yellow-white colored flowers followed by the fruit, appear directly from the trunks, limbs and large branches of the tree.  Jaboticabas might begin to bear fruit anytime from 4 to 10 years old

Jaboticaba trees are mostly raised by seed. The seeds are polyembryonic each seed giving rise to 3-4 seedlings.

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Pop the fruit into your mouth, squeeze out the fruit pulp and discard the skin;

©Photos/Text Ts.


  1. They look great on the tree but I'm not fond of eating them.

  2. Diane, why not? They have to be really, really ripe, the best from your own tree, black and big, delicious!