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Jaboticaba

Myrtaceae Myrciaria cauliflora Berg

Source: Magness et al. 1971

The tree is a slow-growing tropical evergreen, reaching to 30 feet in the tropics. Flowers and fruits are borne in clusters along the trunk and main branches. Fruit ripens about two months after flowering, but flowering and fruiting are nearly continuous in the tropics. Individual fruits are about a half inch in diameter. The skin is rather tough and thick. The grape-like pulp is of good flavor. Each fruit contains 1 to 5 seeds. The tree has survived temperatures down to 26F. in south Florida.


Last update June 9, 1997 by aw