Jaboticaba

Jaboticaba Trees are native to Brazil, also known as The Brazilian Grape Tree.   The tree is grown for its purplish-black, white-pulped fruits; they can be eaten raw or be used to make jellies, juice or wine.  The jaboticaba fruit tree produces the fruit directly on the trunk which makes this a striking tree when flowering and fruiting.   The black fruit has an edible thin, but tough skin. The texture is similar to a grape with a sweet and aromatic flavour. The largest harvests begin in the late spring, with a single tree giving  hundreds of pieces of berries.    If the year is a very wet year, he Jaboticaba can give multiple harvests throughout the year but it is common to have at least two crops per year in our region.   We love this fruit and Marguerite has been making Jaboticaba Jelly for years which is similiar in taste to a cranberry jelly.  

 

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