Jabuticaba fruit is grape-like in appearance and texture but has thicker and tougher skin. The Jabuticaba fruit is dark purple to almost black in colour.
The gelatinous whitish pulp contains from one to four small seeds. Fruit may grow singly or in clusters from the ground up all over the tree trunk and the main branches, and the plant may fruit up to five times per year.
The gentle sweet grape-like fruit matures mainly during autumn. The antioxidant rich fruit can be eaten fresh or made into jams, jellies, juice, wine or liqueur.