Plinia sp. TxP Jaboticaba Seeds
Note: April 3, 2022 - The price is for one seed. We only have 3 seeds (our first ever) to sell and no idea when we will get more, the price will likely come down in the coming years if we get more of these to sell. There are no other fruit or flowers on the tree.
Plinia sp. TxP Jaboticaba is a suspected hybrid of Plinia trunciflora x Plinia phitrantha that came from Adam Shaffran of Flying Fox Fruits around 2014. No further information is available about its origin. The leaves have the large smooth leaves of other phitranthas such as Plinia phitrantha "Charles Novak" and very large seeds. One seed measured 1.1 gram which is the the largest Jaboticaba seed that we have weighed but they can be smaller also. The lanceolate leaves have the skinny long point that is common in many truncifloras but the leaf size is large like phitranthas. The fruit skin is perfectly smooth, slightly shiny/waxy, and perfectly globose which are all characteristics of trunciflora. The penducle is approximately 1cm which is longer than phitrantha peduncles, but not nearly as long as other trinciflora peduncles which can measure up to 3cm. The flavor is excellent (10/10) and nearly indistinguishable from Plinia sp. Grimal jaboticaba. There watery pulp is sweet (Brix 14.5) and has very low astringency. The fruit measures up to 4.2cm diameter and yields a whopping 80.45% pulp by weight, making it one of the highest we have measured. Our mother tree appears to be from seed and fruited at eight years old. This precocity level is in the middle of phitrantha (3-5 years) and trunciflora (10-25 years). This variety was first made available to collectors in April 2022.