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An unusual tree called JABOTICABA, on which fruit grow directly on the trunk.
The plant is also known as Brazilian grape tree. It grows in Portugal, Argentina and, mostly, as is obvious from the title in Brazil. The juicy purple fruit can break and eat straight from the tree.
You will need patience if you want to get one of these trees in their area. It grows 100 years, but when it reaches maturity, it is worth the effort.
Twice a year the tree flowers appear. They look like little strange alien creatures, nestled in the branches and trunk. The peculiarity of the appearance of colors directly on the trunk or stem of the plant instead of growing new shoots called “kaulifloriya.”
The Jabuticaba (Myrciaria cauliflora (Mart.) O.Berg.) (also called Brazilian Grape Tree, Jaboticaba, Jabotica, Guaperu, Guapuru, Hivapuru, Sabará and Ybapuru) is a fruit-bearing tree in the family Myrtaceae native to Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil grown for the purple, grape-like fruits it produces. Other related species in the genus Myrciaria, often referred to by the same common name, are native to Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia. The fruit is purplish black, with a white pulp; it can be eaten raw or be used to make jellies and drinks (plain juice or wine).
Commercial cultivation of the fruit in the Northern Hemisphere is more restricted by extremely slow growth and the short shelf-life of fruit than by temperature requirements. Grafted plants may bear fruit in 5 years; seed grown trees may take 10 to 20 years to bear fruit, though their slow growth and small size when immature make them popular as bonsai or container ornamental plants in temperate regions
Originally posted by BigBruddah
reply to post by isyeye
Heres 40 more odd fruit that are fascinating. Listverse doesn't give massive explanations but its good for finding new stuff. Miracle fruit is something that I've always wanted to try. You can eat lemons and they taste sweet while under the influence of miracle fruit.
They look like little strange alien creatures, nestled in the branches and trunk
Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by wlord
always some weird fruits and nuts coming out of there
You are talking about the trees, aren't you...?
Mark Twain called the cherimoya "the most delicious fruit known to men."
The fruit is fleshy and soft, sweet, white in color, with a sherbet-like texture, which gives it its secondary name, custard apple.
Some characterize the flavor as a blend of banana, pineapple, papaya, peach, and strawberry. Others describe it as tasting like commercial bubblegum.