This is an ordinary looking tree called the Jabuticaba. It is native to Brazil and trees like this can be found in Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia

This is the Jabuticaba in flower. Notice the flowers are attached directly to the trunk. Which means when it fruits...

...the fruits will be attached directly to the trunk as well

The fruit is 3-4 cm in diameter with one to four large seeds and has a thick, purple, astringent skin that covers a sweet, white, or rosy pink gelatinous flesh. Their taste has been likened to grapes. Astringent skin covering gelatinous flesh sounds like a grape to me.

They have a very short shelf life so they won't be in grocery stores near us any time soon


Angie said...

This was super interesting. I'd like to try them.


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