Saturday, December 22, 2007

Jabuticaba

Comment from reader Ana:

As a native Brazilian living in the US, it is a pleasure to see the picture of your jabuticaba tree. It was always one of my favorite fruits and I haven't had a taste of one in years. It sure brings back memories. I know that jabuticaba likes the company of other jabuticaba trees. It helps with cross pollination. You will yield a lot more fruit if you add a couple more trees nearby.


Good luck and thank you for sharing it.

Ana, thanks for the comment. I took this picture a few days ago. The jabuticaba tree continues to grow and it's producing fruit now. I'm sure it would be producing much more, if we had more rain. It's seldom that I get a chance to taste the fruit because of the birds, especially the tanagers. They get served first. I do have another tree to provide that company you suggest, but it's still in a vase. I'll get it into the ground as soon as we get rain.

1 comment:

expatbrazil said...

Leaving Goiânia, Goiás on a road trip south to Catalao, Goiás, we came upon several Jabuticaba stands along the highway outside of Goiânia; normal this time of year. The wife and Mother-in-Law bought yelled out "stop". I stopped. The bought several kilo bags of JF. The remainder of the trip was very quiet as they ate their Jabuticabas until we arrived in Caldas Novas, Goiás.

It is a Brazilian thing. :-)