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Originally posted by grey580
reply to post by isyeye
Figs also bear fruit on the tree as well.
I have one in my backyard.
The grafted (Jaboticaba) plant will fruit considerably earlier than a seedling. One may expect a grafted plant to produce fruit within three years, It can take from 8 to 15 years for a seedling to mature into a fruiting tree. It is this very slow growth that has kept this plant from becoming as popular as it deserves to be. Grafting older trees over to a different variety is inadvisable because it is the trunk and inner branches which produce the fruit. One would have to cut the tree back to a one-inch stump in order to change its fruiting nature.
Originally posted by missbahia
Jabuticaba is one of those fruits that you can't eat just one. I grew up eating these fruits and spent many hours reading under these trees (they have a very small leaf and I like very much its smell). The taste is very sweet, like someone said above, you can put the whole fruit in your mouth and make it explode my pressing it slightly with your tongue. I'd say that the skin is very much like the cherry one. My whole life people said that I have "eyes of jabuticaba", as my iris are big and dark brown.
We also say that the happiest fruit in the world is the jabuticaba. Because it borns attached to the wood (what can also mean penis in portuguese familiar language) and it dies being sucked. Haha, I always think of it when I see jabuticaba
However my favorite fruit is not so known, even for some Brazilians, it's called Bacupari. It has a hard skin, which you need to cut with a knife. The skin also produces a very bitter liquid that we avoid touching and passing on the mouth. The best part is the pulp around its big seed. It is very sweet, I really love the taste
Originally posted by wlord
it always seems to me like brazil is some alien land, there are always some weird fruits and nuts coming out of there I've never even heard of