How to grow Jabuticaba

Jabuticaba grow and care – 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.

Jabuticaba fruits

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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How to grow 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

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn ( and in the tropic can be also in winter)

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

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:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / almost full sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
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:
Bees, fly

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Tropic region: all year, in mediterranean and subtropics summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, aphids

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

Scientific name:

Plinia cauliflora

How to grow Jabuticaba

Jabuticaba plant care and grow

Jabuticaba plant care

Growing Jabuticaba fruits

Harvesting Jabuticaba fruits

Jabuticaba fruit


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Jams
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Leaf color
  • Red leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Colored leaves
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13

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