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 Post subject: Jaboticaba
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:41 pm 
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Anyone have any? I'm thinking of buying but would be interested to hear a bit more about how they do in different climates and how long they take to fruit.


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 Post subject: Re: Jaboticaba
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:28 am 
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I've never had one myself, a mate did though from memory they take about 7 years to mature and fruit.

I like the way the fruit grows on these trees.

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 Post subject: Re: Jaboticaba
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:38 am 
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I've had mine in for 6 months. Don't think it likes the area and is slow on the growing. Was just going to forget about it and in 10years try and work out what it is and why is there fruit on the trunk.

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 Post subject: Re: Jaboticaba
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:10 am 
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No, haven't got one. Have always been fascinated by them and would love to try the fruit, but they grow into a pretty big tree and I don't want one that big.

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 Post subject: Re: Jaboticaba
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:15 pm 
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I've got two.Central Qld coastal.
In the ground for 8 years and 6 years.
One is about hip high and the other is ankle high.
A friend has 2 just up the road and his are twice my size in only a few years,He has better soil and more water.
Still no fruit yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Jaboticaba
PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:18 am 
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Before spring I'm going to mix up a tonic for all the fruit trees. A lot of the slower growing trees need a little push.

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 Post subject: Re: Jaboticaba
PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:16 pm 
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Snags wrote:
I've got two.Central Qld coastal.
In the ground for 8 years and 6 years.
One is about hip high and the other is ankle high.
Still no fruit yet.


Wow, how disheartening! :ohdear:


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 Post subject: Re: Jaboticaba
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:49 pm 
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They don't grow well here in Perth, tried once, no luck...

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 Post subject: Re: Jaboticaba
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:55 pm 
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If you get the right climate they grow very well, there are a few diff sorts but generally theyre about 3m high. Very thick foliage and respond well to hedging, a shrub rather than a tree. They like hot humid sub tropical, no frost.
The fruit is a bit like a grape, squish the innards inside you're mouth and spit the seeds and skin, ok but a bit a underwhelming.
The fruit doesnt keep well and doesnt cook well for stewing or jams.


Another tree that is interesting is the grummichama, not sure of spelling, but from the Amazon, nice shiny leaves and a cherry like fruit that tastes like nothing else, I have to eat them as I pick

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 Post subject: Re: Jaboticaba
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:38 pm 
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I have 2 gruminchamas still no fruit one is about 8 years old and the other is 2

The one I am after next is the Cherry of the Rio Grande
http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/fruit%20p ... yofrio.htm
and a rollinia
http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/fruit%20p ... llinia.htm


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