Plinia nana (Anã do cerrado) Jaboticaba Seeds
Commentary by Farwell Fruit Farm: This species will likely be described by botanists in the future and given its own species name. This is very different than other Jaboticabas. Plinia nana appears most closely related to Plinia sp. Diamantina and Plinia sp. 829-TBF. Plinia nana is significantly shorter than Plinia sp. Diamantina.
Description from “Frutas no Brasil” book by Harri Lorenzi, Marco Lacerda, and others: Plinia nana (Anã do cerrado) or dwarf of the Cerrado Jaboticaba is a 0.5 - 1.5 meter shrub, with very fine branches, endemic to the Cerrado and Campo Rupestre in the central region of Minas Gerais. Cultivated by collectors. Globe fruits, purplish-red to black in full ripeness, with a pubescent bark, crowned by persistent chalice lobes. Very sweet watery pulp, completely devoid of acidity, not adherent to the seed (exclusive characteristics among all jaboticabas).
Uses: the fruits are consumed in their natural state and are appreciated, despite the lack of pulp. The plant is grown in pots and bonsai.
Propagation: by seeds; seedlings are sensitive to transplanting, requiring very well-drained soil. Fruit in 3-5 years.