Jaboticaba grows to a height of 30 to 40 feet in Brazil, but seldom exceeds 15 feet here in Florida. Buy tropical fruits online at Miamifruit. Purple jaboticaba is a rising star in the fruit world in Florida. We ship exotic fruits grown in South Florida. Jaboticaba (Plinia cauliflora) the Brazilian grapetree, or jabuticaba. The trees are profusely branched, … A mature tree will produce fruit 5 to 6 times a year. Trees in central Florida have lived through freezing weather. In 1917, one very young jaboticaba tree at Brooksville survived a drop in temperature to 18º F (-7.78º C), only the foliage and branches being killed back. It reaches a height of 10 - 15 feet in California and 12 - 45 feet in Brazil, depending on the species. This Brazilian tree which sprouts delicious grape-like fruits directly out of the trunk used to be grown here only in the yards of a … In southern Florida… Fruit: Fruit is mature 30 days after flowering. The jaboticaba is a slow growing large shrub or small, bushy tree.