Friday, June 1, 2007


Originally uploaded by z_kevino
The jaboticaba is a slow growing large shrub / small bushy tree. The one in this photo is at least 8 years old, and is native to Brazil.

Click on the photo to see more detail, but the fruit actually grow on the trunk and main branches, and has a very tough and thick skin.

I eat the fruit fresh, but I have several friends who make jelly/jam from them.

The California Rare Fruit Growers site says that Jaboticaba can be propagated by seed, although since the grow so slow, you might as well do that for your children to enjoy with their kids

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