Plinia aureana "Branca Mel" Jaboticaba Seeds
Plinia aureana "Branca Mel" or white honey Jaboticaba is noted as the largest cultivar of Plinia aureana which, combined with its relatively smaller seeds, makes it the most desirable of the aureanas. While most Plinia aureana fruit are in the 2.0 - 2.5 cm range, Branca Mel has reached 3 cm in diameter. The flavor of the fruit has a hint of honey in the taste which is characteristic of most Plinia aureana cultivars. The fruit is smooth (many aureanas are quite costate), globose, and may have minor remnants of the sepal. The leaves can be shorter, wider, and smoother than the typical form of Plinia aureana which often have deeply veined leaves. Branca Mel is known to fruit 3- 4 times a year beginning at 3.5 - 4 years of age making this a precocious jaboticaba. The cultivar is from Minas Gerais state, Brazil.
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