This pretty little tree is the epitome of easy to grow, almost pest free, multiple fruiting sweet deliciousness in my book. I just love it.
It is a small leafed Jaboticaba bought from Daleys and planted maybe 5yrs ago.
Daleys now appear to have quite a few different varieties on offer including one with giant fruit! Check out their website: HERE
I mention the tree in a spring blog 2010 September to November, so it must have been planted around then. I planted a yellow one bought from the BOGI fair at the same time but it never grew and died a couple of years later. Root bound by the looks.
04.05.2011 Young tree.
05.10.2013 Blurry shot of the first fruit forming. Perhaps three years from planting.
24.10.2013 first crop.
22.04.2014 second crop forming.
27.09.15 New flowers forming.
22.11.2015 making Shrub drink from the crop - RECIPE HERE.
11.02.16 New fruit forming immediately after last crop.
12.03.16 Four or five weeks from flower and a full basket of fruit. I've already eaten quite a lot during the week. They sweeten each day.
Much earlier than expected the plant is putting on flowers again. Could be a reaction to the unexpected warm weather up until about two weeks back.
Fruit forming from the blooms shown above AND new flowers. Incredible.
18.09.16 And the tree has already produced two small crops of sweet fruit.
24.09.16 And the tree is in full snowy bloom working on a bumper crop. I have trimmed back some of the outer branches which didn't have flowers on them so give a better view of developing fruit.
For the first time I have seen my honeybees pollinating the flowers. Bees in both photos.
16.10.16 Repeat cropping. Delicious.