It reaches a height of 10 - 15 feet in California and 12 - 45 feet in Brazil, depending on the species. I prefer to eat the delicious white goey inside and spit out the seed and skin. If you reside in a warm region, try growing false jaboticaba as both a source of delicious fruit and as an elegant tree. 2 Opened fruit Fig. Fruit should be picked after they turn dark purple or black for highest sugar content. It is an evergreen tree that grows 10-15 feet (3-4.6 m.) tall with an attractive shape. The curious and quite striking thing about the jaboticaba is that the fruit is carried on the trunk and inner limbs rather than on the ends of branches. It is also worth noting that as a Brazilian native, the Jaboticaba is incredibly frost intolerant. The slow growth speed of this tree makes it suitable for containers, and paired with the interesting fruiting style, would make a truly unique Bonsai. The tree grows wild in places like Venezuela, Costa Rica and Panama. Because the fruit occurs on the old growth it is best never to prune them. 1 Fruit Fig. The bark tends to peel and reveal a lighter interior bark. 11 The attractive bark: Scientific name Myrciaria vexator McVaugh Common names 7 Fruit habit Fig. Growth Habit: The jaboticaba is a slow growing large shrub or small, bushy tree. Fruit: The jaboticaba fruit matures in slightly less than 30 days. They taste like nothing else but have the texture of a grape. Jaboticaba (Myrciaria cauliflora) is the exotic sounding name for a tropical fruit that’s native to Brazil.It’s easy to see why it’s also called the Brazilian grapetree, as the fruit looks like large dark purple grapes. 10 Plant growing in the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami, Fl USA Fig. The fruit are grape-like with a thick skin & melting pulp. They can be frozen whole to enjoy throughout the year. It reaches a height of 10 – 15 feet in California and 12 – 45 feet in Brazil, depending on the species. They are eaten as fresh fruit, in jams and in wine. 5 Inflorescense and fruit Fig. The jaboticaba forms a small bushy tree that has multiple ornate stems. Jaboticaba Tree in a 3 Gallon Container. It reaches a height of 10 – 15 feet in California and 12 – 45 feet in Brazil, depending on the species. 6 Inflorescense Fig. Blue Grape, False Jaboticaba - Myrciaria vexator McVaugh; Fig. Growth Habit: The Jaboticaba is a slow growing large shrub or small, bushy tree. 3 Leaves Fig.