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Plinia Aureana White Jaboticaba   Rubiaceae
 

White Jaboticaba,  Jaboticaba Branca, Plinia Aureana

 
White Jaboticaba,  Jaboticaba Branca, Plinia Aureana

Plinia Aureana
(White Jaboticaba)
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, self-pollinating

Tolerance: Somewhat tolerant of drought, but prefers consistently moist soils.

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.

Wind: Sturdy.

Temperature: Cold hardiness similar to purple jaboticabas; upper 20's F.

Dangers: None.

Diseases Prone:

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 Doce.

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.

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White Jaboticaba,  Jaboticaba Branca, Plinia Aureana White Jaboticaba,  Jaboticaba Branca, Plinia Aureana White Jaboticaba,  Jaboticaba Branca, Plinia Aureana

 

  

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