Myrciaria coronata Mattos
Common Name: Jaboticaba Coroada
Jaboticaba coroada is a small, semi-deciduous tree with a dense, elongated crown; it can grow 4 - 12 metres tall[
]. The bole usually branches from low down and can be 15 - 25cm in diameter[
The tree is not known in the wild, but it is often cultivated in domestic orchards for its edible fruit[
S. America - southeast Brazil.
Not known in the wild.
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Succeeds in the tropics and subtropics.
Succeeds in full sun to moderate shade[
]. Prefers a well-drained soil, but plants can tolerate occasional short-lived inundation[
Newly planted young trees grow away moderately well[
Fruit - raw and made into sweets and jellies[
]. A succulent pulp with an acidic flavour[
]. The fruit is up to 4cm in diameter[
The wood is moderately heavy and slightly susceptible to wood eating organisms. It is only used for fuel and making charcoal[
Seed - it has a short viability and so is best sown as soon as it is ripe. Sow in a semi-shaded position in a nursery seedbed. Germination rates can be 65% or more, with the seed sprouting within 20 - 35 days[
]. The seedlings grow fairly slowly[
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