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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Apr 8, 2016 8:13 PM CST
I will be getting a jabuticaba plant in the mail and heard they are easy to grow also called the Brazilian grape tree

Cultivation info please anyone else grow it.

I live in MN zone 4 so it will be an indoor plant most of the year I assume
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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Apr 11, 2016 4:57 AM CST
Jaboticaba are tropical tree right ? Here in Indonesia, they can grow well in full sun without any special treatment. Just like another fruit tree such as guava.

They cant tolerate frost. Maybe you can bring them into warm greenhouse. But i dont know how hard winter there.

Hope it can help 😊
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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Apr 11, 2016 8:58 AM CST
Alex, I don't know anything about Jaboticaba (Plinia cauliflora) but at the bottom of the database page you can read comments from a couple of members who grow that lovely tree.
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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Apr 15, 2016 7:29 PM CST
OKay thanks it came in the mail today i put it directly under lights after watering it and giving it a shower.
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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May 13, 2016 7:06 AM CST
I have grown Jaboticaba for years. It is not a difficult plant to grow. It will take some frost and likes lots of water. The problem is, even under ideal conditions, it is a painfully slow grower. If you plant a small tree, you will have to wait 12 to 15 years for a decent crop of fruit. Once it starts to fruit, you can get two to three crops a year. My tree is now 17 years old and is about 10 feet tall. I fertilize it 4 times each year and water it often. I have had no fungus or insect problems. My tree has taken 28 degrees without any signs of damage.

Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Oct 18, 2016 4:39 PM CST

It's doing very well I have it sitting in water indoors for the winter in summer it goes outside

I live in mn zone 4 so it's a Houseplant half the year sad to say

It's grown alot sense I obtained it

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