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Created On: 06/11/2004 06:50 PM
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 06/11/2004 06:50 PM
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Central Floridave

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Jaboticaba are notoriously very very slow growers and take 7- 15 years to fruit from seed. Well, I'm proud to announce after waiting 10 years my first jaboticaba has its very first flower! This tree has been in my yard for about 5 years and it was around 5 years old when someone let me transplant it from her yard. Her yard was overgrown and asked me for some advice. I spotted this jaboticaba growing and immediately grabbed it for the labor I did. Well is it worth the wait? I don't know...do you have a flowering jaboticaba...much less ever tasted the fruit? (I have a total of 8 trees, but only one is old enough to flower...finally)



 12/13/2010 05:43 PM
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I had to bump this 2004 thread up. This same Jaboticaba is now full grown adult and has produced a crop every year since 2004. This is the first year that it has given three crops. I've heard that jaboticaba can give multiple crops per year and this year I have seen it. The first crop, summer is heavy ~300 fruit. the 2nd one went in October and provided about 50 fruit. This third crop which currently holding on the tree is much less and around 20 fruit.

I was searching jaboticaba on the forum and found this old thread. Wow, 6 years ago? Where has the time gone????
 12/16/2010 11:03 AM
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what do they taste like?

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 12/17/2010 05:37 AM
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like a tropical fruity grape. It is more of a novelty fruit than anything else. Very pretty ornamental tree and the fruit is very tasty. I've tasted wine from jaboticaba and it is very fine. But, I just eat them while doing yard work. They are sweet and juicy and just a little tartness near the seeds.
 02/08/2011 07:11 AM
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Central Floridave

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for the record, I now have 3 flowering jaboticaba! It takes a long time, they grow very slowly, some die, but eventually they get old enough to produce fruit. My third one that is flowering for the first time this week started out really small and I planted it and forgot about it and in time grew.

Edited: 02/20/2011 at 11:11 AM by Central Floridave
 03/09/2011 05:47 AM
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That last picture looks like something out of Wily Wonka's chocolate factory. That is one weird tree. Love the pictures.
 03/09/2011 05:50 AM
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thanks, when they are ripe, I'll let everyone try them. They are pretty good.
 01/26/2017 06:26 AM
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2017 update. My trees are about twice the size now and have produced fruit every year. The all got knocked over from Hurricane Matthew back in October, but I righted them.

I currently just finished the first batch of fruit that flowered in December and now they are emerging more flowers for the 2nd flush of the year.

Got Jaboticaba?
 01/26/2017 07:49 AM
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Dude, my first love is getting to about the size where she can flower. She's a happy girl and has been in the ground over 5 years. Then I bought a red, and she wanted to show me how much she appreciated the adoption, so she puts out a couple fruits each year...beginning the first year! Reds are precocious! I love Jaboticaba!

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 01/26/2017 08:14 AM
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Central Floridave

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I've got a couple reds now in the ground and in containers. Waiting for those! Got couple grimals, yellow, and whites as well. But those are still all babies. They grow so slow. Plus I can only grow them in the shade which probably makes them even slower. But, they do fruit in the shade eventually.
 03/30/2017 07:38 AM
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Late March 2017: The tallest and most healthiest of my tree super produced this time. It is on the 4th flower flush and fruit production. This one was the mack daddy. Been eating about a pound to two pounds a day. Birds and Rodents have been having a feast as well. Love my Jaboticaba.

btw, the annual Brevard Rare Fruit Tree sale is last weekend in April. Usually a great place to buy jaboticaba. I've also seen them at Rockledge Gardens.

 12/20/2023 12:57 PM
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20 year update, the novelty still hasn't warn off! First flowering on my large Jaboticaba just starting. We got 5 inches of rain this past Saturday which really kicks them in.

I've been eating Red Jaboticaba off and on the past few months. They seem to fruit all year but not heavy. I'll probably have about 20 pounds of jaboticaba late January.
 12/25/2023 03:19 PM
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My jaboticaba reached about 8' tall and has been slowly declining ever since. Probably will be cut this winter.
 01/03/2024 06:20 AM
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Central Floridave

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I've got a ton of fruit and 2nd flowering is commencing. Yum Yum Jaboticaba.

Gotta keep them watered constantly with good clean h2o.
 02/21/2024 06:41 PM
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Jabuticaba wine
Ingredients:
- 5 pounds of jabuticaba fruits
- 3 cups of sugar
- 1 packet of wine yeast

Instructions:

Wash the jabuticaba fruits and remove any stems or leaves.
Crush the fruits to release their juice, either by hand or using a blender.
Transfer the crushed fruits into a large fermenting vessel.
Add sugar to the vessel and mix well until dissolved.
Sprinkle the wine yeast over the mixture and stir gently to combine.
Cover the vessel with a clean cloth or plastic wrap and let it ferment for 7-10 days, stirring daily.
After fermentation, strain the liquid through a fine mesh strainer to remove any solids.
Pour the strained liquid into sterilized bottles and seal them tightly.
Store the bottles in a cool, dark place for at least 3 months to allow the wine to mature before enjoying.
 03/19/2024 11:58 AM
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March 2024, one of my 3 Grimal Jaboticabas has flowered with developing fruit. Posting for posterity!
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