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Myrciaria vexator - McVaugh

Common Name Blue Grape, False Jaboticaba
Family Myrtaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Pastures along roadsides[307 ].
Range S. America - Venezuela; C. America - Panama and Costa Rica.
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Weed Potential No
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Tender Moist Soil Full sun
Myrciaria vexator Blue Grape, False Jaboticaba


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Myrciaria vexator Blue Grape, False Jaboticaba
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Summary

Myrciaria vexator or commonly known as Blue Grape is a slow-growing evergreen fruit tree that can be about 10 m tall and found in Venezuela, Panama, and Costa Rica. The fruit is small and purple containing one or two seeds. The leaves are layered and deep green. The bark is flaky.


Physical Characteristics

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Myrciaria vexator is an evergreen Tree growing to 10 m (32ft) by 8 m (26ft) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10 and is frost tender.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

No synonyms are recorded for this name.

Habitats

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit
Edible Uses:

Fruit. A delicious flavour[307 ]. The plum-sized fruit has a thick skin[307 ].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Other Uses None known

Special Uses

Food Forest

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Cultivation details

This Jaboticaba relative is a slow growing, beautiful ornamental shrub that grows up to 6 ft. It bears a dark purple, almost bluish fruit with thin, sweet flesh surrounding one or two large seeds. Flowering Time: Blooms repeatedly. Bloom Color: White/Near White Inconspicuous/none. Spacing: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m).

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Propagation

Seed - Cuttings Side-veneer grafting

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Blue Grape, False Jaboticaba.

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Costa Rica; Panama; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Australia, Central America, Costa Rica, South America,

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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