What is especially the tree of jabotikaba? What are its benefits? How to grow jabotikabu at home?
Zhabotkaba( jabuticaba) - a very unusual plant. Unusually not only its name, but also the appearance. The flowers of this tree are blossoming and tied in berries not on branches, as is usually the case with other plants, but on the trunk. Grow this miracle of nature at home, its seeds are sold to Aliekspress.
In Central and Eastern Europe, many have never heard of jabuticaba and, moreover, have not seen this amazing family tree Mirotovyh, kind of Pliny. Meanwhile, in the tropics it grows and is cultivated as
Once seen flowering or fruiting jabuticaba in nature, will not forget this amazing tree ever:
Twice a year jabuticaba blooms, and then the fun begins: white flowers with 60-Tew and more stamens literally stuck to the trunk and main branches of the plant. It seems that they are covered with white moss. Exotic plant takes the form of an alien creation. After some time the pollinated flowers are tied in fruit 3-5 cm in diameter, in shape and color similar to grapes. The dense peel of berries has a dark maroon or dark violet color, the flesh is white. When jabotikaba fructifies, it seems as if thousands of large beetles are crawling on tree trunks.
Fruit ripening time is 3-4 weeks, they become sweet and suitable for human consumption.
IMPORTANT: During flowering and fruiting, the jabotikaba becomes very attractive for tourists. Many make photos of the gardens of the Brazilian grape tree, they are really impressive. According to several versions, jabotikaba is included in the Top 100, Top 10 and Top 5 most unusual plants in the world.
An interesting fact: the phenomenon when flowers and fruits appear on the trunk and the main branches of a plant, in botany is called caulifloria( caulifloria).In addition to jabotikaba, caulifloria is found in cocoa, persimmons, jackfruit and the more common sea buckthorn for the Eastern Europeans. But these plants look less impressive.
If for Europeans zhabotikaba is a curiosity, for inhabitants of the tropics of South America it is a source of tasty and healthy berries.
IMPORTANT: The export of jabotikaba berries is difficult, because in the torn form their shelf life is very small - only 3 days.
Berries jabotikaba as a food product dietary and valuable. Caloric content of 100 g is only about 50 kcal. The composition contains vegetable sugars, amino acids tryptophan and lysine, ascorbic acid and other vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, zinc and other minerals, as well as tannins.
IMPORTANT: Dandelion berries are not eaten with jabotikabas, as there is a high percentage of tannin content in it. It must be removed before consumption of berries in raw form or by their heat treatment. Gem from berries of dzhabotikaba.
How is "Brazilian grapes" used in cooking? Here are a few ways:
After 3 days, the jabotikaba berries begin to wander. This property was used: among them, tinctures, wine and liqueurs are made.
The alcohol-based or dried "Brazilian grapes" is used for medicinal purposes. Dzhabotikaba treats:
The berries of dzhabotikaba have hemostatic, detoxification and anti-cancer properties.
home As mentioned above, jabuticaba learned to grow in pots:
Because of the slow growth, the plant is used as a bonsai.
Those who decided to acquire a home zhabotikaboy, you must be very patient, because after planting seeds the first fruits of the plant will give a minimum after 10 years. And all this time he will need careful care.
When the seeds germinate jabuticaba, young plants require special care.
IMPORTANT: In winter, at temperatures below +15 degrees, the jabotikaba can discard leaves. In the spring they will appear again.
I wanted to grow exotica zhabotikabu at home? About the features of planting and caring for the plant already know a lot. It remains to find the seeds.
And this is not so easy, they can not be bought in any flower shop. Therefore, the flower growers have adapted to order them on the Internet, on the site of the Chinese trading platform Aliekspress.
IMPORTANT: For those who do not yet know that you can buy virtually everything on Ali, it is recommended to read the article "The first order for Aliexpress" and the Buyer's Guide, register on the site and after carefully review its catalog.
To buy seeds jabotikaby, you need to enter the query in English "jabuticaba" in the search window on the main page of Aliexpress.
Among the products of the category "For home and garden" there are seeds of "Brazilian grapes" at a price of about 50 rubles for 20 pieces.
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