MYRCIARIA CAULIFLORA - Jaboticaba Fruit Tree Maximize

MYRCIARIA CAULIFLORA - Jaboticaba Fruit Tree

This is a Brazilian fruit tree. The fruit is delicious and one of our personal favorites. It is ideal to be grown in the ground in a tropical climate if you are purchasing for the "grapes." This tree is also popular as a Bonsai.

Ships in 1gallon pot (6" pot).

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This is a very popular fruit tree in Brazil known as Jaboticaba or Brazilian Grape Tree in the US. Jaboticaba is pronounced in 5 syllables.
This attractive tropical tree is slow growing, but eventually can reach a height of 15'-25'. It is a cauliflorus tree, meaning it flowers and bears fruit along the branches and trunk which is very neat. Jaboticabas are fairly easy to grow in a tropical environment. They like full to partial sun. The soil cannot dry out too much, keep it moist. It needs regular fertilization and freezing temperatures should be avoided.

The Jaboticaba bears grape-like fruits, but with a thicker skin which is usually not eaten like regular grapes. Inside is a delicious, sweet gelatinous white pulp which contains some seeds which us Brazilians swallow with the pulp. The fruit can be eaten out of hand, just pop open the fruit in your mouth with your teeth and enjoy the sweet pulp inside, throwing away the tough skin. Fruit can also be made into delicious jellies, jams, etc.

This tree is also good for Bonsai because of its small leaves, flaky reddish bark, and slow growing habit. 
We have heard that Jaboticaba is one of the only few tropical plants that can be grown as an indoor Bonsai tree. Of course additional lights, humidity, and proper air circulation help it thrive in this non-ideal environment.
We have only grown this plant outside in South Florida where it grows easily. 
If you are going to keep it indoors during the winter, search a couple of websites about growing tropical plants indoors, there is a lot of good information available. 

FAMILY: Myrtaceae
ORIGIN: Brazil
MATURE SIZE: 15' - 25' in ground in tropical location, can also be kept small in container (Bonsai)
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full sun to bright filtered light
WATER REQUIREMENTS : keep moist
MIN. TEMP.: low 30's for a short period of time
FLOWER: white flowers that grow on the trunk. flowers/fruit up to 3 times a year on mature trees
COMMENTS: delicious edible fruit, good Bonsai. Use fertilizer regularly.

The picture you see of a plant next to a soda can was a plant in a 6" pot and it is just an example, it is not the exact plant you will be receiving.