i posted this in another thread but decided to make my own post.
apparently there are more varieties of Jaboticaba then i was aware of, some with very interesting characteristics (like variegated purple fruit)
the article states that Jaboticaba fields in Brazil were often too crowded spaced 15 foot apart and that they should be given 30 feet. ive read about Jaboticaba trees in Florida that were large enough to climb but never witnessed one larger than 10 foot. any one know of any worth a visit?
so if i were to grow more than one variety they would be in the same hole hoping the tree would eventually become multi trunked liked this
M. cauliflora differs mainly from the other species in the large size of the tree and of the fruits. The well-known variety 'Coroa' is believed to belong to this species, also 'Murta' which has smaller leaves and larger fruits. The latter was among those sent to California in 1904.
Among commercial sorts in Brazil are:
'SabarÃ¡, a form of M. cauliflora, is the most prized and most often planted. The fruit is small, thin-skinned and sweet. The tree is of medium size, precocious, and very productive. Early in season; bears 4 crops a year. Susceptible to rust on flowers and fruits.
'Paulista'Âfruit is very large, with thick, leathery skin. The tree is a strong grower and highly productive though it bears a single crop. Later in season than 'SabarÃ¡' Fruits are resistant to rust. Was introduced into California in 1904.
'Rajada'Âfruit very large, skin green-bronze, thinner than that of 'Paulista'. Flavor is sweet and very good. The tree is much like that of 'Paulista'. Midseason.
'Branca'Âfruit is large, not white, but bright-green; delicious. Tree is of medium size and prolific; recommended for home gardens.
'Ponhema'Âfruit is turnip-shaped with pointed apex; large; with somewhat leathery skin. Must be fully ripe for eating raw; is most used for jelly and other preserves. Tree is very large and extremely productive.
'Rujada'Âfruit is striped white and purple.
'Roxa'Âan old type mentioned by Popenoe as being more reddish than purple, as the name (meaning "red") implies.
'Sao Paulo' (probably M. jaboticaba)Âtree is large-leaved.
'Mineira'Âwas introduced into California in 1904.
It has been reported from Brazil that solitary jaboticaba trees bear poorly compared with those planted in groups, which indicates that cross-pollination enhances productivity.