Plant Countdown to Members' Day Plant Sale - Day 8

Friday, September 17, 2010

Myrciaria vexator is one of Dr. David Fairchild's introductions. Native to the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica, this small tree is sometimes known as blue grape or false jaboticaba. This species becomes a beautiful small tree with trunks and stems having smooth, brown bark which peels off to reveal a cream-colored inner layer. The round, grape-sized fruits have a thick skin over sweet pulp similar to jaboticaba and tastes somewhat like sweet grapes. Fruits are borne in late fall or early...