Fruity Friday…Jabuticaba

 

Similar in size to plums, with the flavour of a grape, this fruit-often called the Brazilian tree grape-is unique because of its strange growing habits. Unlike most fruit, which grows on a vine, jabuticaba grows directly on the trunk and branches of the Jabuticaba tree. The fruit can be picked and eaten raw, made into jelly, or fermented to make wine.

Although called the Brazillian grape tree it is also native to Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Peru and was introduced into California, USA at the beginning of the 20th century where it is successfully grown…

Not a fruit that I have come across here but I am certain some of my readers have…Have you? It is also said that every Jamaican grandmother has a tree in her garden however it also seems that nowadays many Jamaicans have not heard of this fruit…from the videos and images I have seen it is a very stunning tree with beautiful flowers and fruit…

They do look almost as if they have been stuck on the trunk…Jamaicans say just pick and eat them raw… You can make jams, preserves, eat them fresh, you can use them in meat dishes. If I could obtain some I rather fancy trying them with duck…

We do have fruit like the jackfruit which grows on the trunk of the tree… other fruits which grow on the trunk of the tree are Cauliflory, Mountain Apples, pickle tree, Cluster Fig Tree, cocoa tree and the Parmentiera Aculeata which bears an ancient Mayan fruit…I can get a few blog posts out of these fascinating trees…

If I haven’t told you then know that I love a cocktail…If you are lucky enough to be able to get a bottle of the liqueur then enjoy this Jabuticaba Mint Julip...Cheers xx

I do hope you have enjoyed learning about this fruit as much as I have and if you are lucky enough to have tried this fruit please let us know in comments…I love to chat…Love Carol xx

 

 

17 thoughts on “Fruity Friday…Jabuticaba

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    What a interesting fruit. Ist it suprising? 😉 Whenever a fruit was discovered, humans first steps are normally to make something with alcohol of it. Lol Indeed, this fruit is a gift of nature. Thank you for sharing the information! Michael

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      My jackfruit grows on the tree so its not new to me although jackfruit are a lot larger and all these little grapelike fruits do look a little weird…But like you , Jim I would love to try them 🙂 x

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