(Myciaria cauliflora, formerly Eugenia cauliflora — Family Myrtaceae)
Jaboticaba is a Brazilian fruit much cultivated in the region of Rio de Janeiro.
It is related to a list of Eugenia fruits that include Pitanga, Rose Apple, Jambu, Grumichama, and Pitomba.
The large tree bears its fruits directly on the trunk, main limbs, and branches.
Jaboticaba fruits are round and about an inch in diameter. Their colour can be maroon or purple not unlike that of a grape, but with thicker skin.
The white or pinkish pulp is translucent and popular in Brazil, where it is eaten fresh or made into a jelly.
Updated November 2012