The Jaboticaba Tree is one of the most striking tropical fruit trees in the world. Fragrant white blooms emerge from myrtle-like bark, emit the strong scent of jasmine, and are followed by deep purple round fruits that grow directly on the branches. The fruit is considered a delicacy, with many families in South America planning vacations around the times when Jaboticabas are ripe and in the markets. Add this rare conversation piece to your garden, and enjoy one of the most delicious and treasured fruits in the plant kingdom.
Jaboticaba Trees are part of the Myrtle family, and are self-fertile. The trees can reach mature sizes of up to 40 feet tall and 20 feet wide, but they are slow-growing and can remain at heights below 20 feet for 10 years or more. Jaboticaba Trees are suited for growing outdoors in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 9 to 11. They can also be kept in large pots for long periods, but will always produce more fruit when growing in the ground.