Purple jaboticaba is a rising star in the fruit world in Florida. This Brazilian tree which sprouts delicious grape-like fruits directly out of the trunk used to be grown here only in the yards of a few rare fruit collectors and Brazilian expats, and it is now slowly working its way towards the widespread cultivation … More Jaboticaba has some tasty cousins
After about two years in the ground, the red jaboticaba tree in my greenhouse is now ripening a few fruits for the first time – very exciting. Jaboticaba is in the Myrtaceae fruit family, and is native to Brazil, where it appears to be wildly popular, judging by the way every Brazilian I talk to … More First fruiting of my red jaboticaba tree
This past spring, I planted a Eugenia reinwardtiana, Cedar Bay Cherry, in the ground in my greenhouse (I keep the greenhouse open to the sky most of the year, so it’s nearly outdoors). The species, also known as Eugenia carissoides, is native to Australia. I got the plant from Oliver Moore, who grows this species … More First Fruiting of Eugenia reinwardtiana!