The Jaboticaba has a great crop on it here at Wharepuke at the moment.
The fruit cover the trunks and branches. The fruit are delicious but don’t last when picked and are best eaten fresh while standing next to the tree.
It has thick grape-like skin which has a lot of the flavour just near the surface but the skin itself most people spit out when you’ve got all the juicyness
The fruit can be used to make jellies, juice or wine
Apparently the skin can be used as a treatment for hemoptysis, asthma, diarrhoea, and gargled for chronic inflammation of the tonsils. Several potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory anti-cancer compounds have been isolated from the fruit.
Come and check it out!