The fresh fruits are delicious
eaten like a Muscadine grape
Brazilian Grape Tree
The Jaboticaba, a native to southern Brazil, is a member of the Myrtle family. The new leaves are pinkish and change to green with a leathery texture.
trunk and branches covered
with clusters of small white blooms
Jaboticaba is frost sensitive and needs some overhead protection during winter months.
Jaboticaba has become a widely used subject for bonsai and penjing.
Re-pot only in warm weather
The fresh fruits are delicious, eaten like a Muscadine grape by squeezing the fruit between the thumb and forefinger, the skin splits and the pulp slips into the mouth. They are suitable to make jams, jellies and wine.