and a gathering of jaboticaba!
if they are not picked promptly they end up on the ground
and they have a very different growth pattern. Not a good photo as it was taken after fruit had been picked. However I have noticed they are often referred to as the grape tree, and often spelt Jabuticaba also.
It's an easy tree to grow, ours is about 6 years old I think. The main problem is remembering to pick the fruit before other critters get to them, or they fall off the tree.
We usually just eat jaboticaba raw, but I might investigate a few recipes.
They are an unusual fruit with a tough skin and an a grape like texture.
Not a lot of flesh with 2 of 3 seeds inside.
However this picking co-incided with my impulse buy at the markets!
A big box of blood plums (not sure of variety) for $7!
So I'll be washing, cooking and maybe even bottling some plums. Plum Jam, Plum Jelly, Plums in port maybe? Personally I just like them lightly poached/stewed with yoghurt.
Plum Crumble could feature too.
cheers for nowWendy
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