Jaboticaba (Plinia cauliflora) tropical fruit tree 12″-24″


He jaboticated. It is a tree native to Brazil, with a smooth trunk, white flowers, green leaves and of regular size. It has a very peculiar quality and it is that a fruit bearing the same name grows on its trunk which is spherical in shape with a very dark purple color or sometimes a little reddish.  is rich in antioxidants and bioactive compounds that could provide various health benefits, among them the following stand out: Prevent early aging, cancer and heart disease, as it is rich in antioxidants such as anthocyanins, which reduce inflammation and damage.


cellular caused by free radicals; Strengthen the immune system, as it is rich in zinc and vitamin C; Promote weight loss, because it is low in calories and rich in fibers that increase satiety; Fight constipation, thanks to its fiber content; Help control diabetes, since having little carbohydrate content, prevents the increase in blood glucose; Improve the health of the skin, because it is rich in vitamin C; Help prevent anemia, because it contains iron and B complex vitamins. . Inside we find a white substance with a very sweet flavor, with two bones or seeds. The fruits, purple in color Between flowering and fruiting, 10 to 20 days elapse. The fruiting is very short and the harvest does not exceed two weeks. The jaboticaba is eaten fresh and is known for its remarkable qualities, with abundant juice and a very particular sweet flavor. The industry uses it for jellies and in the preparation of domestic liquor and wine. Consumption must be immediate at harvest since it is poorly preserved at room temperature, lasting no more than three days. The jabuticaba, also known as yabuticaba, jaboticaba or guapurú, is a fruit that can be found in Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina that has the peculiarity that it sprouts on the stem of the plant and not on its flowers. This fruit contains few carbohydrates and calories, as well as being rich in nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. The jabuticaba can be consumed fresh or in preparations, such as jellies, wines, vinegar, brandy and liqueurs. It is very difficult to get this fruit far from its production regions, since it loses its quality quickly when it is removed from the tree, its scientific name is Plinia cauliflora.It is important to note that the anthocyanins of the jabuticaba are found in higher concentration in its peel, which must be consumed together with the pulp of the fruit to obtain more benefits.


Tropical trees grow happily while flowering and fruiting in a pot or in-ground. They will add an edible accent to your outdoor space, garden or patio. In cooler zones a containerized tree can be relocated indoors for the winter months.
When you receive your new tree, there is no need to worry about planting right away. Your new plant can be stored for a while by simply placing it in a bucket with about a half inch of water and moving it to a shady location, simply keep moist. This will give you plenty of time to select the ideal location for your new tropical tree.
All tropical fruiting varieties grow very well in containers, indoors or on the patio. Smaller varieties grow best in 12″ to 16″ diameter pots while larger varieties need enough room for growth, generally a 16″ to 30″ diameter, 14 ” deep container will suffice. Remember the looser the roots, the taller and healthier your tree will be. When the tree becomes root bound its growth will slow, at that point it is time for a larger pot.
Brazilian Grape Trees enjoy a well drained, general potting mix easily found at your local box store. Remember try to stay away from arid or wet, mucky soils.
To help establish your new Brazilian Grape Tree, fertilize sparingly ten inches away from the base, tri-annually with a slow time released product. Unfertilized they will tend to grow at a slower pace. Note: The heavy salts in cheaper fertilizers will damage the roots and possibly kill the plant. Its best to use a brand you know and trust.
Best outdoors if grown in zone 10a-11, find your zone here. This tree requires 80-100% sunlight. Depending on your location full sun is often best. In the northern end of their grow zone Brazilian Grape Trees should be brought indoors or protected during the winter months. The patio zone is 4b-11 which means the potted tree will flourish over the summer months in colder zones but must be brought inside before winter.
At the nursery these trees are grown under 20-40% shade cloth. If you plant this tree in a brightly lit area you may experience leaf burn. It is best to acclimate this plant to its environment by keeping it outside and slowly moving it into a sunny area over a week or two to avoid stress before planting.

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