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The Jaboticaba Tree grows fruit right on its trunk | by jungle mama
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The Jaboticaba Tree grows fruit right on its trunk

I anticipate seeing tiny white blossoms covering the trunk and main branches of this tree in early February because I know that in a few weeks, these luscious berries will be ripe and ready for me to pick on my morning walks. And bring everyone who will come with me to enjoy them too.


They taste like a cross between Concord Grapes and Acai Berries. Rich, robust. Biting into one, there's yet another surprise. The interior fruit is white. Yes, not yellowish like a grape but absolutely white flesh around a small seed.


My neighbor whose from Brazil told me this is one of their most popular fruits there and he was surprised to it growing here in South Florida. Ah, I love my neighborhood Jaboticaba tree and its luscious berries.


Biscayne Park, FL

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Taken on January 28, 2007