A TRUE BEACH BEAUTY WITH LUSCIOUS FRUIT FOR JELLIES & JAMS
The Coccoloba Uvifera, more commonly known as the Sea Grape, flourishes along beaches in tropical areas of the U.S. and the Caribbean.
In the late summer, it puts forth a fruit that looks similar to a grape, which, when ripe, turns purple. Many enthusiasts love to feast on Sea Grape jam or jellies – or even eat the fruit straight from the tree.
Relatively wind resistant and shade tolerant, the Sea Grape is salt tolerant, which is why you’ll find it growing wild along the beaches. It may also be used as an ornamental shrub, but only in warmer climates, as it has no frost tolerance.