Thursday, March 14, 2013

Jaboticaba tree

I just bought one of these for my (and my parents') South Florida food forest project... more on that soon.

A Very Serious Question:

How many times have you seen a white girl with a Cheetos shirt eating a weird fruit that grows right on the trunk of a tree located in the chicken yard of what appears to be some kind of South American hovel?

Almost never, man. Almost never. It's not up there with catnip weird, but it's on the border. Just the tree's fruiting habit alone gets it a few points.

Grower Jim has more on the jaboticaba here.

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At March 14, 2013 at 5:46 AM , Blogger Grower Jim said...

Thanks for the link David! My tree has a small crop on it right now!

At March 14, 2013 at 2:40 PM , Blogger David The Good said...

Sure thing. Down in Ft. Lauderdale, they'll set fruit up to 6 times a year - what do you get where you are?

At March 14, 2013 at 6:19 PM , Blogger stevo_61 said...

Well I learned something.

At March 15, 2013 at 6:38 AM , Blogger Grower Jim said...

I usually get two or three big crops and then sporadic fruits in between.

At March 16, 2013 at 10:44 AM , Blogger David The Good said...

That's good to know. I just put a little one in a big pot here and I'm going to wait... wait... wait for it to grow up enough to produce. They're really lovely trees.

If you ever post on how you pull off some of these tropical fruits in your area, please let me know and I'll link to it!


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