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Jaboticaba, or Plinia cauliflora, is a fruit tree native to Brazil and other parts of South America. Though the fruit looks somewhat similar to grapes, it has a distinct taste

Common names:  Jabuticaba, Jaboticaba, Brazilian grape tree, black grape tree


Growing Jaboticaba

Jaboticaba is a slow-growing, evergreen tree that can reach up to 40 feet (12 metres) in height in the wild, although it is usually grown at smaller heights in cultivation. It prefers a humid tropical climate and can tolerate a wide range of soils, including sandy, loamy, and clay soils. The plant requires regular watering and prefers well-drained soil with a pH range of 5.5 to 6.5.


The tree is known for its unusual growth habit, producing fruit directly on the trunk and large branches, which gives it a distinct appearance. The tree can be pruned to maintain its shape and size, but excessive pruning may reduce fruit production.


Jaboticaba requires full sun and also plenty of water. Though it does best in slightly acidic soils, it can tolerate a pH between 5.5 to 7.5. It grows slowly during the initial years and depending on the variety fruiting starts in 3-12 years. However, with layering, late-maturing varieties fruits in as less as 3-4 years.

Jaboticaba is suitable for growing in containers, provided they are large enough to accommodate the tree's size and root system. It is recommended to plant it at a distance of 18 to 20 feet from other trees.


Jaboticaba Fruit Description And Taste

Jabuticaba is round or oval-shaped, dark purple to black in colour, and typically measures about 1 to 1.5 inches (2.5 to 4 cm) in diameter. The skin is thin and delicate, and the pulp is white or pink, with a sweet, grape-like flavour. 


Jabuticaba fruit is highly perishable and has a short shelf life. Eat Jaboticaba fresh or process it soon after harvesting. It is used to make jelly, jam, and wine.


The fruit is also rich in vitamin C, iron, and calcium, and has been used for its anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

It's tree bark and leaves are used to treat a variety of ailments, including respiratory problems and diabetes.

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Saphal Sabara Jaboticaba Layer Plants

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Variety Name: Sabara

Scientific name: Plinia cauliflora

Propagation method: Layer

Plant size: Medium

Supplier: Saphal Agro

Sabara is a very tasty variety of jaboticaba.  Layered Sabara Jabuticaba plants matures in 2-3 years time. Seedlings may take 10 years or more to mature.

The jabuticaba fruit is unique in that it grows directly on the trunk and branches of the tree. This is rather than from the ends of the branches like most other fruit trees. Jabuticaba or Jaboticaba is native to Brazil. 

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