HOW TO GROW JABOTICABA TREES IN YOUR GARDEN:
- Jaboticaba trees are not self-fertilizing, and therefore you will need to plant them in groups.
- They are mostly propagated from seeds, although grafting, root cuttings, air layering are successful as well.
- Plant in well draining soil, once temperatures have reached at least 75F (23C).
- You may successfully grow jaboticaba trees in USDA zones 9b-11.
- The tree will need medium to high sun exposure, so plan to plant in a sunny location.
- The jaboticaba trees will thrive in a number of different soil mediums, but in high pH soils, the tree will need additional fertilization.
- Feed your tree about three times a year with an all-purpose fertilizer.
- Harvest is usually done in late March and April, but be patient, as it can take a tree about 8 years to start bearing fruit!
So now that you know how to grow jaboticaba trees, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to planting!