The fruit is maroon colour in appearence.
The tree bark tends to peel and reveal a lighter interior bark. False jaboticaba develops multiple trunks. The leaves are lance-shaped, bright green, and glossy. Flowers appear in clusters and are snowy white with showy, prominent stamen.
The plants have absolutely no frost tolerance but do tolerate a variety of soil types. Plant the tree in full sun where the soil is well-draining. It requires regular irrigation during establishment but appears to have greater drought tolerance than the jaboticaba. The fruit is usually eaten out of hand, with the pulp sucked from the rind. The rind and seeds are discarded. The fruit spoils and dehydrates rapidly once it has been picked.
Red Jaboticaba Benefits:
- Rich source of antioxidant molecules such as aromatic acids and polyphenols
- Vitamin C found in Jaboticaba will help fighting infection in a much effective way.
- Jaboticaba consists of some active compounds that could help open up the bronchial airways which are very beneficial for asthma patients.