Jaboticaba

jaboticaba

The trees are slow growing and stay about 15‘ in Hawaii. The round purple fruit are borne directly on the trunk and branches. The fruit is sweet and delicious, somewhat like a ‘Concord Grape’. The skin is a bit tough. The trees bear fruit several times a year. The fruit makes excellent jelly (the best I’ve ever had!) and a great wine. There are 2 types available in Hawaii. The small fruited type, fruits about one inch, is called ‘Murta’. The large fruited type, fruit almost two inches is called ‘Paulista’.

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