Other Names: Jaboticaba Branca
Related To: Jaboticaba, Camu Camu, Surinam Cherry
Main Uses: Fruit; Ornamental
Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate
Mature Height/Spread: To 20', but usually kept smaller.
Flowering/Pollination: Small, white, cauliflorous,
Tolerance: Somewhat tolerant of drought, but prefers consistently
Soil/Nutrition: Rich, slightly acidic, well drained. Performs
well on amended sandy soils, but prefers more moisture generally.
Grows very well in pure peat moss, when grown in a container.
Light: Full sun.
Temperature: Cold hardiness similar to purple jaboticabas; upper
Bearing Age: This species is precocious, bearing smaller and
sooner than purple jaboticaba. Generally, 4-5 years from seed.
Fruit: Small, pale whitish fruit, green when immature. The fruit
has a different taste than purple jaboticaba, it's flesh being soft,
silky, sweet and very refreshing. Fruits can also have a pale bronze
tint. The name "white" jaboticaba may refer also to growth of new
leaves, which emerge whitish, before turning salmon, then green.
History/Origin: Atlantic Amazon rainforest, previously known only
to cultivation, but first located in the wild in the forests of Rio
Species Observations: Larger leaves then purple jaboticabas. This
species is more tolerant of fertilization than it's cousin.
Excellent response to animal manure composts, and 11-2-9 fertilizers
used in moderation.
Propogation: By seed, marcot (air-layer), or rooted branches.
Container Culture: Yes. Also a good, if unique, bonsai candidate.
Medicinal Uses: Unknown
Nutritional Information: Unknown
Preparation / Food: Fruits are eaten fresh.