Sunday, December 11, 2011


I took this photo above in my orchard, in 11-29-2011. These three photos below were taken in 05-28-2005. A foto acima foi tirada no meu pomar em 29-11-2011. As três fotos abaixo são de 28-05-2005.

Have you ever tasted that fruit? Did you know its name? (The Brazilians certainly did!) Você já provou desta fruta? Sabe o seu nome? (Os brasileiros certamente sim!)

Links to Jaboticaba: HERE, HERE and HERE .
Links para Jaboticaba: AQUI e AQUI.


  1. Adoro.

    Nunca comento, mas sempre vejo suas fotos e postings e fico boquiaberta com a beleza delas.

    um abraco

  2. I LOVE looking at this tree!
    What an amazing looking plant.
    I remember when you first posted it - I had never seen it before and was instantly fascinated.
    They sell them in Australia!
    Is that it?

  3. Yes, Letitia! You are right! The fruit is Jaboticaba and the tree is named in Portuguese, Jaboticabeira.
    If I could I will send to you a big basket full of many jaboticabas.

  4. Eu também adoro jaboticabas, Marcia!
    Muito obrigada pela visita e pelos elogios ao meu blog.

  5. I have never seen or tasted this fruit, but it looks tasty. I've never even seen a photo of this tree before, its looks so unique!

  6. Oh Sonia....These Grape-like pieces of fruit look so lucious...!!!I want some, Right Now!! I bet they are beyond DELICIOUS!!! And to think, it is growing right there in your Orchard....YUUUUMMMMMMM!
    Is the fruit like a Grape? And is it very sweet, too?

  7. Cara Sonia,
    belas imagens! Não fazia a mínima ideia de como eram as jaboticabas! Infelizmente, nunca provei...

  8. They look like plums... You should have seen the look on my face as I looked at the pictures... I can't believe there are so many fruits! Wow, Sonia!

  9. How have I never heard of this tree before? What a sight. Fruit growing right up the side of a tree. Describe the taste...

  10. Wow, You have brought back some sweet memories of my childhood, In India we call this fruit "Jamun" if the Jamun is sweet then u just cant stop eating it and whats interesting or funny is to see the color of our tongue after you have eaten it... Its Purple.... I hope its the same fruit in Brazil

  11. Lindas jabuticabas...Lindas fotos!beijos,tudo de bom,chica

  12. Thank you Letitia for the link to Jaboticaba (Myrciaria cauliflora and M.jaboticaba) Click HERE to see information about this delicious fruit.

  13. Naomi and Karin, the jaboticaba fruits look like purple grapes and it has a very sweet, slightly aromatic, translucent pulp with a pleasant grape flavour. The whole fruit is consumed fresh. The fruits are often used for making jelly.
    I did a jelly years ago, but I prefer to consume it fresh.

  14. Vinni, I googled and see that the fruit Jamun, (Syzygium cumini) and (Syzygium jambolanum DC.) looks like a Jaboticaba but isn't the same fruit. Jamun is native to India and the Jaboticaba is native to Brazil, but both belong to the Myrtaceae Family. In Brazil Jamun is named as Jambolão (Syzygium cumini).
    When we have eaten Jaboticaba, the color of our tongue don't stay purple.

  15. That's quite interesting, Thanks to you I got to know about a new fruit :)

  16. Jaboticaba?
    Strange to me but not to you apparently. What's the taste of it? I should google but won't, no time.

  17. Thérèse, the jaboticaba fruits look like purple grapes and it has a very sweet, slightly aromatic, translucent pulp with a pleasant grape flavour.

  18. Thanks for the description of this delicious fruit, Sonia, it's so interesting and the images are really wonderful!
    Have a pleasant Monday!

  19. Sonia, I have never seen such a fruit! I love it! These photos are amazing. I love how you zoomed in closer and closer. At first I thought, are those grapes? But I knew it couldn't be so. These trees are gorgeous.

  20. This is so fascinating!! It's funny that someone above said "you should have seen the look on my face..." - because it was the same for me. My mouth was literally hanging open! I have never seen such a thing in my life. My first thought was "Are those olives?" Because I've never seen how olives grow. Maybe they come out stuck to the trunk of the tree?? LOL!! This really is amazing, thanks for sharing.

  21. Oh, I had to come here right away. The name of the hummingbird in Portuguese is so beautiful and so perfect. I wanted to ask you, how do you pronounce it? Is the pronounciation of "Beija-flor" like "Be-ha flor? Kiss-flower... I love it! Thanks for sharing that delightful tidbit. :)

  22. Sonia..these fruits are beautiful. I have never seen nor eaten one. What are these beautiful little purple jewels??

  23. I don't remember the name but I HAVE tried them. There was a tree at the pousada in Chapada Guimaraes. They used the fruit to make jam too, for our breakfast. THEY WERE MMUITO DELICIOSA! :)!

  24. Brenda asks me about the pronunciation of beija-flor in Portuguese. I googled and I found a link to pronunciation in many languages. Please, click HERE to hear the pronunciation of beija-flor in Portuguese.

  25. Melanie asks me what is the little purple on the surface of one fruit on the first photo. Maybe a bird pecked the fruit and you can see a rose skin under of the black skin of the jaboticaba. But the pulp, the inner of the fruit is white. I hope I had success to explain it well...

  26. Oi Sonia
    Que coisa maravilhosa o pé de jaboticaba ! impressiona a beleza desse fruto coladinho ao caule .
    Tinha no quintal da minha casa paterna e primeiro ficava branquinho de flores , depois pipocava todo em cor violeta escuro, um grande esptáculo!
    Estou dando uma passadinha nos blogs e bloguei uma mensagenzinha de saudade .Viajo e só volto em fevereiro.
    Feliz Natal e que 2012 chegue com saúde e muitas alegrias pra voce e os seus queridos.
    Parabéns pelas lindas fotografias que nos oferece aqui no seu "gramado de folhas" rsrs
    abraços amiga querida

  27. I have never seen such a thing! do you also use them for jam or cakes?

  28. Oh wow, such an abundance. It's beautiful. What is this? I don't recognize the fruit. YUM! Do you make juice out of these?

  29. Hi Christine,
    This fruit is Jaboticaba. You can know better following this link:
    Jaboticaba tree. I prefer to eat them fresh, but year ago I did jelly, and it's very good too.

  30. Jaboticaba pra mim é pura nostalgia infantil! Lembro de passar muito tempo pendurada na árvore e depois morrer de dor de barriga! (rs*) Atualmente tenho um pé criança de jaboticaba plantado em um vaso e a cada avanço, vibro muito!! Ver um pé de jaboticaba como o seu, é como olhar um pedacinho do paraíso!! Beijus,

  31. Sonia, I have never seen a tree like that before. How interesting!!
    Thank for posting and sharing your pictures and information.
    - Cheers Gisela.
    Merry Christmas !!
    Wishing you and your loved ones peace, health,
    and happiness in the coming New Year.

  32. This is such an amazing & exotic fruit.Wonderful images !

  33. Hi Sonia,

    From tomorrow I'm heading for 6 day long 400miles bicycling trip and hence hence I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you and ur family & loved ones a Marry Christmas and Happy New year.

  34. oh wow! i'd love to taste this fruit. it looks delicious. very nice photos.

  35. Que espetáculo de fotos.

    Me fez voltar a minha mocidade onde tb uma vez me fizeram uma linda foto no pé da jaboticabeira.



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