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CANISTEL
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CHEMPADEK
DAVIDSON PLUM
DURIAN
FIJIAN LONGAN
GIANT GRANADILLA
GOLDEN PASSIONFRUIT
GRUMICHAMA
ICE-CREAM BEAN
JABOTICABA
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LIME
LYCHEE
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MANGOSTEEN
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MATISIA
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PUMMELO
RAMBAI
RAMBUTAN
ROLLINIA
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SANTOL
SAPODILLA
SOURSOP
STAR APPLE
SWEETSOP
WAX JAMBU
WHITE SAPOTE
YELLOW MANGOSTEEN

 

 

 

 

Jaboticaba
(Myrciaria cauliflora)
Ripe red fruit and green unripe Jaboticabas The fruiting pattern on the branch is very dense
The main way we use Jaboticabas is for jam Digby uses a sheet under the tree to catch the falling fruit as he moves his hands up and down the branch to dislodge the ripe fruit

Produces a purple-black, grape-like fruit which grows directly on the trunk. Has a very sweet, slightly aromatic, translucent pulp with a pleasant grape flavour. Comes from Southern Brazil.

Soil
Characteristics
Adapts to both clay and sandy soils. High water need.
Climate Requirements Generally tropical but can tolerate light frost, with a reduction in the number of crops each year.

Culture

Grown from seed, but grafted trees may bear earlier. Feed trees regularly until four years old, then reduce fertiliser to minimize foliar growth and encourage flowering.
Harvesting Fruit are borne directly on the main branches. Up to four crops can occur during the warmer time. Harvest the slightly unripe fruit every few days. It can be quite time consuming picking the fruit.
Length of time
until first crop
Six years. Grafting is recommended
Marketing Notes Fruit is very zesty when fresh but becomes increasingly bland within a few days. Makes an excellent red wine!

 

Food Preparation

The skin is very high in tannin and is very bitter. However it contributes to the deep red colour of the jams, jellies and wines.

Jaboticaba Jelly

Further information

Purdue University - Centre for New Crops and Plants - Jaboticaba
This site is a chapter from a book written by Julia Morton. Gives a detailed description of the different varieties, climate, soil, season, pests and diseases and food uses. You can purchase this classic book Fruits of Warm Climates online from Amazon.

Californian Rare Fruit Growers: Fruit Facts - Jaboticaba
This page describes the plant in detail and how to grow it, as well as providing a list of the different varieties available.

You can buy a Jaboticaba tree from Daley's Nursery.

Read more in Florida's Best Fruiting Plants by Charles R Boning. Buy this book at Amazon

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Last updated December 19, 2013