Restinga Jaboticaba Tree

Growing Zones in Ground: 9 - 11 / in Pots: 4 - 11


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The Restinga Jaboticaba Tree is a rare variety that has grey and tan bark, small leaves, and is tolerant of sandy soil and salt air. Restinga Jaboticaba Tree fruit is dark red and considered sweeter when ripe than the traditional purple Jaboticaba fruits. Restinga Jaboticaba Trees bloom scented white flowers that are pollinated by bees and moths, and produce hundreds of grape-sized, deep red fruits. The blooms and fruit form directly on the tree’s trunks and limbs, giving it an otherworldly appearance.

The Restinga Jaboticaba Tree’s trunk-born blooms and fruit are not only a conversation starter in the garden, but the fruit is a delicacy prized in the tropical regions where it grows. Self-pollinating Restinga Jaboticaba Trees are in the Myrtle family, and can reach heights of forty feet and widths of twenty feet. Even though the trees can reach large sizes, Jaboticaba Trees grow slowly and can remain below twenty feet tall for up to ten years. Grow Restinga Jaboticaba Trees in the ground in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 9 to 11, or potted in colder areas where they can be brought indoors over winter.

Jaboticaba Tree Care

Jaboticaba trees like full sun to partial shade. Like other Myrtle relatives, Jaboticaba Tree bark peels in patches as it gets older to reveal younger, lighter colored bark below. This process of shedding bark creates a dappled look on the trunks and branches of the tree. The spotted bark, unique trunk blooms, and delicious grape-sized fruit are all reasons to plant your Jaboticaba Tree where you can see it often, and access it for harvests. Plant in well-draining soil, full sun, and with ten or more feet of growing and harvesting room on all sides.

Jaboticaba Trees do best when their roots are not disturbed, dug around, or pried up by weeding tools. A good way to protect Jaboticaba roots is with mulch. Mulch Restinga Jaboticaba Trees with three or four inches of wood chips, raked leaves, or shredded tree bark. Jaboticaba Trees and citrus trees like the same amounts of water and well-drained soil. The two types of fruit trees can be grown well together. Water Restinga Jaboticaba Trees slowly and deeply with a drip system once per week, and be sure the soil drains well. Reduce watering when rains are frequent and heavy.

Fruit & Harvesting

The fruit of the Restinga Jaboticaba Tree is deep red when fully ripe and each fruit has several small seeds inside. The easiest way to eat a Jaboticaba fruit is out of hand when picking a few. To eat a fresh Jaboticaba fruit, bite down on a clean fruit, which will cause the skin to split. Eat the juicy, sweet pulp inside, then discard the pulp, seeds, and skin. Restinga Jaboticabas can be strained for juice, and used for making jam, tropical drinks, and wine.

After a Restinga Jaboticaba Tree blooms, its fruit emerges as small, green berries that form on the tree’s trunks and larger limbs. The fruits take a few weeks to mature and turn dark red. Once deep red and the size of a large grape, the fruit should be ripe and ready to eat. Ripe Restinga Jaboticaba Fruits are shiny, deep red, and very sweet. Do a few taste tests to quickly learn which fruits are ripe

Growing Zones


Restinga Jaboticaba Trees like rich, well-drained soil. Plant Jaboticaba Trees in locations that receive about five hours per day of direct sunlight. Protection from wind can shelter blooms and leaves, and make for a healthier Restinga Jaboticaba Tree. Clear the ground of weeds and grass and create a berm circle bed around the tree base to retain water. Plant so the root ball soil top is even with the ground surface. Water new Restinga Jaboticaba Trees twice per week for the first month, then once per week when they start to grow new leaves.

Jaboticaba Trees are slow growers, but they put on new growth in a steady, consistent manner. Fertilize Restinga Jaboticaba Trees periodically, but do not over-fertilize just because the tree seems to be growing slowly. Restinga Jaboticaba Trees repond well to fruit tree fertilizer applied once in early spring, then again in summer. Always water fertilizer in well. You can also add compost or mulch at any time.


Do Restinga Jaboticaba Trees need a pollinator tree?

No, Jaboticaba Trees are self-pollinating, so one tree will bloom and grow fruit. Multiple trees produce higher yeilds.

Can Restinga Jaboticaba Trees be grown from seeds?

Yes, but the trees will grow very slowly. A seedling Jaboticaba Tree can take as long as seven to fifteen years before it blooms and makes fruit.

Can I grow a Restinga Jaboticaba Tree in a pot?

Yes. You can grow a Jaboticaba Tree in a pot or suitable container that has drainage holes and is in the sun. Restinga Jaboticaba Trees are good for container growing because they grow slowly and can stay in a pot for years.

From where do Restinga Jaboticaba Trees originate?

Restinga Jaboticaba Trees come from the coast of Brazil.