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Which Tastes Better?

Grumichama
4 (44.4%)
Jaboticaba
5 (55.6%)

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Grumichama vs Jaboticaba
« on: September 16, 2020, 12:49:38 PM »
I now have both of these fruit trees and am curious as to which one tastes better.  Please only vote if you have experienced tasting BOTH fruits. 

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Re: Grumichama vs Jaboticaba
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2020, 01:14:25 PM »
Which Jaboticaba?!

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Re: Grumichama vs Jaboticaba
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2020, 01:18:02 PM »
Even though there are different Jaboticaba cultivars, the taste of the fruit are distinctively different from Grumichama.  So base it on your experience of your Jaboticaba cultivar vs. grumichama.

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Re: Grumichama vs Jaboticaba
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2020, 01:09:05 AM »
I have only tasted murta jaboticaba. I prefer grumichama by a lot.

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Re: Grumichama vs Jaboticaba
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2020, 07:38:26 AM »
I prefer jabos, but have only tried grumi leaves thus far

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Re: Grumichama vs Jaboticaba
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2020, 07:43:32 AM »
No comparison in my book. We dug out our grumichama tree. The taste was somewhat insipid to me and the texture was somewhat 'off' as well. That, plus the fact that the entire tree essentially ripens within a 1-week period, it was just not worth it.

Our red jabo is delicious and essentially produces year-round.

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Re: Grumichama vs Jaboticaba
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2020, 10:58:36 AM »
No comparison in my book. We dug out our grumichama tree. The taste was somewhat insipid to me and the texture was somewhat 'off' as well. That, plus the fact that the entire tree essentially ripens within a 1-week period, it was just not worth it.

Our red jabo is delicious and essentially produces year-round.

You sound EXACTLY like what I have read from Adam from Fly Fox Fruits.  :)

I am not looking at Pros and Cons of each fruit.  Just the taste.  Because one can argue that Grumichama fruits faster (than most Jaboticabas) and they produce two abundant harvests a year.

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Re: Grumichama vs Jaboticaba
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2020, 01:39:10 PM »
I much prefer the taste of the jaboticaba to the grummichama.  Also, for myself and a couple of friends with grummichama in San Diego, they seem to be shy bearers, not nearly as productive as my jaboticaba.

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Re: Grumichama vs Jaboticaba
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2020, 02:02:56 PM »
I have only tasted a first year fruiting grumi so it won’t be fair to compare with a red jabo that i have liked. I like bitterness in sweet tasting fruits more than tartness. I like and eat the skin of all jaboticabas which i was ridiculed about at a plinia fb group when i mentioned.

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Re: Grumichama vs Jaboticaba
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2020, 02:23:40 PM »
Not a simple question because IMHO the variability in grumichama fruits is as high as the variability of cherry of the Rio Grande, Pitanga and Pitomba. A really good Variety is worth the space in the ground and is worth growing on its own merits. Jaboticaba is a little more uniform and reproducible with well established varieties including the newer precocious varieties having a predictable fruit flavor. Forced to choose I prefer Jaboticaba.

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Re: Grumichama vs Jaboticaba
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2020, 03:44:25 PM »
Not a simple question because IMHO the variability in grumichama fruits is as high as the variability of cherry of the Rio Grande, Pitanga and Pitomba. A really good Variety is worth the space in the ground and is worth growing on its own merits. Jaboticaba is a little more uniform and reproducible with well established varieties including the newer precocious varieties having a predictable fruit flavor. Forced to choose I prefer Jaboticaba.

Yes, one of the reasons why I am asking IS because of that variability in both fruits.  So far, sounds like Jaboticaba is more consistent in flavor from different plants while there is more variability with Grumichama.  Interestingly, the circle of growers I know in person, they like Grumichama better.
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Re: Grumichama vs Jaboticaba
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2020, 05:15:45 PM »
No comparison I have one Grumichama of four which tastes quite good maybe half as good as a northers U.S. cherry but not ib the same universe as a Sabara jabo.
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Re: Grumichama vs Jaboticaba
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2020, 05:20:38 PM »
Well my grumichama is flowering at the moment...hopefully I can taste this fruit.
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Re: Grumichama vs Jaboticaba
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2020, 06:37:39 PM »
To me they taste equally as good, although if i pick a jabo at it's prime i would give it the edge in flavor.

Down here it's not uncommon to have worms in the grumichamas and if you pair it with the limited season I'd have to go with a jabo.


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Re: Grumichama vs Jaboticaba
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2020, 11:01:50 AM »
I much prefer Grumichama.  For me it was a shy bearer until I started giving it some extra water in the spring and fall before it bloomed.  It now produces large numbers of delicious fruit twice a year.  Mine is about to flower again.  For best taste wait until the fruit is almost black.  When they appear to be overripe they taste the best.

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