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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.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Tender Moist Soil Full sun

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.

Myrciaria vexator Blue Grape, False Jaboticaba


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Myrciaria vexator Blue Grape, False Jaboticaba
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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.

Synonyms
No synonyms are recorded for this name.

Habitats
Edible Uses
Fruit. A delicious flavour[307 ]. The plum-sized fruit has a thick skin[307 ].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Other Uses None known
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).
Propagation
Seed - Cuttings Side-veneer grafting

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Other Names
Blue Grape, False Jaboticaba.
Found In
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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