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Blue Grape

Myrciaria vexator

a.k.a. False Jaboticaba

Dark purple, almost bluish fruits with quite good, grape-berry flavored pulp.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Blue Grape. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in March 2017.

Description

Slow growing, small tree or bush, usually to around 6ft. Fruits are borne in late Spring or early Fall. A single bush may produce several thousand fruits.

Hardiness

Hardiness is unknown, but is likely hardy to 28-32F.

Growing Environment

Probably similar to the Jaboticaba, but exact cultural information is unknown.

Propagation

By seeds.

Uses

Usually eaten fresh or used in drinks. The blue grape is little known in cultivation, yet the fruits are of equal or superior quality to any other Myrciaria.

Native Range

Native to the Americas.

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