There is a tree that grows fruits directly on the trunk

January 24, 2012 · 3 comments

Unlike most other trees and plants, Brazilian Grape Tree (also known as Jabuticaba) does not use branches to grow fruits. It’s so badass that it grows fruits (and flowers) directly on the trunk. The fruit is used to make jellies, drinks and can be eaten raw.

Brazilian Grape Tree grows fruits on the trunk

Bonus fact: there is a tree that grows upside-down.

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Jean Rafael January 25, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Here in Brazil we got another one, even more bizarre (because it’s way bigger) we call “jaca”, or, in english “jackfruit”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackfruit

Asha February 27, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Puli is so very sour but Jack fruit is a vegitable and a fruit used in Srilanka but this is not sour

Purney January 3, 2013 at 1:32 am

The term for this is cauliflory. The cacao tree (cocoa) also grows its pods on the trunk and main branches as does the coffee bean plant.

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