Jaboticaba (Plinia cauliflora)
$280.00 incl. GST
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- Overall Height APPROXIMATELY:
- 150cm for Pot Size 41cm(Ø)
- The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and although look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
- Flowers/Fruits are seasonal and plants may not be with flowers/fruits at the time of order/delivery.
- Overall Height measured from the bottom of the pot to the tallest point of the plant vertically.
- A popular fruit bearer in its native Brazil, Jaboticaba’s name is derived from the Tupi term “jabotim,” which means “like turtle fat” in reference to its fruit pulp.
- It is a slow-growing tree or shrub that reaches heights of between 10 and 45 feet.
- They are frost intolerant and sensitive to salinity. Jaboticaba fruit trees are related to the Surinam Cherry, Java Plum, and Guava.
- They are very interesting trees in that they bear fruit on old-growth trunks and branches, making the tree look much like it’s covered with purple cysts.
- It is best in rich deep soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5.
- Although it is not well adapted to alkaline soils, it may be grown successfully by mulching and applying necessary nutrient sprays containing iron.
- For young plants, half ratio fertilizer at monthly intervals will speed the plant's very slow growth rate.
- Any well-balanced fertilizer applied three times per year will keep the plant healthy.
- Jaboticaba trees are will take full sun or some shade and are small enough to fit into many parts of the garden landscape.
- Water should be supplied as needed to maintain good soil moisture and prevent wilting, but constant flooding is undesirable.
- As the root system is somewhat shallow, irrigation is usually required when the upper inch or two of soil becomes dry.