Myrciaria cauliflora

 

Jaboticaba

Originating from the Brazil, the Jaboticaba is a beautifully strange tree as it is surprising cold hardy tropical tree. Producing round, black delicious fruit tasting like a combination of grapes and cherries. Skins are slightly bitter due to tannin content, but the sweet flesh makes for the perfect treat.


USDA Hardiness Zones: 9B-11
Chill Hours: -
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Plant Type: Perennial
Pollinator: Cross pollination greatly increases production of fruits, but is self-fertile
Blooming Season: Warm Months
Ripening Season: Warm Months
Years to Bear Fruit/Edible Qualities: Fruits after trunk is 2"" in diameter, depending on care & location this tree can take up to 8-15 years before fruiting when started from seed. Our trees are grafted and should fruit much sooner.
Full Size: 8'-20' high
Cold Tolerance: Needs protection from frost, can survive in colder climates with protection or being brought indoors
Light Requirements: Full Sun for more fruits
Drought Tolerance/Watering: Not drought tolerant, keep hydrated to ensure growth and fruiting.
Soil & Site Requirements: Will tolerate wide range of soils but prefers slightly acidic soil high in organic matter. We recommend mulching for moisture retention.
Links: http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/jaboticabas.html#Pollination