Jaboticaba Tree

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    8 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

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Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scinetific Name: Plinia cauliflora (fmr. Myrciaria cauliflora)

Common Names: Jaboticaba Tree, Brazilian Grape, Brazilian Myrtle, Turtle Fat Fruit

Overview: The Jaboticaba is a member of the Myrtle family. Native to Brazil, it is perhaps one of that country’s most popular fruit-bearing trees. Many are fascinated by this tree, as the fruit grows right on its trunk. Dark and cherry-like, the fruit is edible directly from the tree. Three to four days after harvest, the fresh fruit begins to ferment, and is then used to make jams, tarts, strong wines and liqueurs. Due to its short shelf-life, fresh Jaboticaba is rare to find outside of its areas of cultivation. The name “Jaboticaba” translates to “like turtle fat,” referring to the berry’s whitish jelly-like pulp.

The slow growing tree usually reaches from 10 to 25 ft. high. It’s quite hardy, and adapts well to both tropical and subtropical climates. Plant in full sun or partial shade, and fertilize several times a year.

Description

The Fruit From this Brazilian Beauty is Much Sought After

The Jaboticaba tree (Plinia cauliflora), native to Brazil, is a unique and fascinating fruit tree known for its glossy, dark green leaves and unusual fruiting habit. The fruits grow directly on the trunk and branches, giving the Jaboticaba its distinctive appearance. The tree’s fruit, resembling a grape in size and texture, offers a sweet and tangy flavor, making it a favorite for fresh eating, jellies, and wines. Growing a Jaboticaba tree can be a rewarding experience, providing both aesthetic beauty and delicious fruits.

Caring for your Jaboticaba

Growing a Jaboticaba tree is a long-term investment that pays off with its beautiful appearance, unusual fruiting habit, and delicious fruits. You can ensure your Jaboticaba thrives, whether planted in your garden or grown in a container. With patience and proper care, your Jaboticaba tree will become a standout feature in your home or garden, providing both visual interest and a tasty reward.

Light

These trees flourish in full sun to partial shade. In hotter climates, some afternoon shade can help protect the tree from intense heat stress.

Water

Jaboticaba trees require consistent moisture, especially during the fruiting and flowering stages. The soil should be kept evenly moist but not waterlogged. Overwatering can lead to root rot, while under-watering, especially in hot conditions, can stress the tree and reduce fruit yield.

Soil

A well-draining, slightly acidic to neutral soil is ideal for Jaboticaba trees. They do not tolerate salty soils or waterlogging. If planting in containers, use a high-quality potting mix designed for fruit trees or acid-loving plants.

Fertilizing

Feed your Jaboticaba tree with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer formulated for fruit-bearing trees. Apply in the early spring and again in mid-summer to support healthy growth and fruit production. Avoid over-fertilizing, which can harm the tree and reduce fruiting.

Pruning

Pruning is not typically required for fruit production but can help maintain shape and remove any dead or diseased branches. If you choose to prune, do so after the fruit has been harvested to avoid damaging new growth or future fruit sites.

Pest and Disease Management

Jaboticaba trees are relatively pest and disease-resistant. However, keep an eye out for common pests such as aphids and scale insects. Treat any infestations early with organic insecticides or horticultural oils to prevent damage.

Repotting

Container-grown Jaboticaba trees should be repotted every 2-3 years to prevent becoming root-bound. Each time, choose a container that is slightly larger than the previous one. Use fresh potting soil to encourage healthy root growth.

Harvesting

Jaboticaba fruits ripen quickly and should be harvested by hand when they turn a deep purple-black. The fruiting occurs several times a year once the tree matures, which can take 6-8 years from seed but may be quicker for grafted specimens.

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 11a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Mature Height

8 ft – 40 ft

Spacing

15 ft – 20 ft

1 review for Jaboticaba Tree

  1. Troy L. (verified owner)

    The plant arrived in great health, and a much larger specimen than I thought! No complaints!

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