No, you’re not dreaming, these fruits look as if they may have been pinned there by an over enthusiastic gardener to impress the neighbors but the fruit of the Jabuticaba really does grow off the trunk of the tree.The fruit is edible from the tree and can be used in jellies too.
The Jabuticaba beautiful tree is little known outside of its native region of Brazil. They are members of the myrtle family. Jaboticaba’s name is derived from the Tupi term “jabotim,” which means “like turtle fat” in reference to its fruit pulp. In Brazil, the tree thrives from sea level to about 3,000 feet in altitude. Additional jaboticaba tree info tells us that the specimen is a slow growing tree or shrub that reaches heights of between 10-45 feet. They are frost intolerant and sensitive to salinity.
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This is not only a Brazilian fruit, but also a tree from a very specific area of Brasil; The Atlantic Forest. It was originaly a forest going from north to south area following the Atlantic Ocean and now a days only 5% of original area has been preserved. It is true that it is frost intolerant with very slow groth. It’s fruit also last for few days once out of the trunk going bad (sawer) in few days. Jelly and home made liquor are delicious and you will find this tree at old houses backyard. Almost every grandma had one at their houses. :D) want to try it? come visit Brazil during summer time. It is most seen at farmers market from November to March.