Jabuticaba growing tree that grows also as shrub of the genus Plinia and also known as Jaboticaba or Brazilian grape tree. Jabuticaba perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plants sometimes as bonsai, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.
Leaves are oval between light to medium green when there is new growth the leaves are red.
Flowers grow directly on the trunk the flowers white with notable stamens, flowers grow in small group’s 2-5 flowers.
Fruits growing on the trunk, fruit peel purple-black, the inside is white with thick texture, the fruit size 2-4 cm. The amount of the fruits affected by the amount of trees in the area
If you choose to grow this tree recommend to give the tree all the needs, in a case that tree won’t get all, will grow very-very slow
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Requirements for Jabuticaba growing and care:
Moist soil, slightly acidity soil, frost free, iron ,patience
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant, Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Recommend to make the tree bearing fruit faster
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Slow growing tree
Spring, summer, autumn ( and in the tropic can be also in winter)
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Not recommend to prune
Size of the plant?
3-6 m (10-20 feet) sometime can be 8 m (24 feet)
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / almost full sun
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
In tropic region: all year, mediterranean and subtropics in spring
General information about the flower
White flower with a notable stamens, flowers grow in small groups 2-5 flowers
Thinning the bloom:
Thinning the flower when it’s not enough iron
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Tropic region: all year, in mediterranean and subtropics summer
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Jabuticaba fruits?
Eat raw, jam, juice
Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover the tree with net (just if the birds eat all the fruits)
How long does it take to bear fruit?
5-20 years or more