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Barbados Acerola Cherry Fruit Tree

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Barbados Acerola Cherry Fruit Tree
Barbados Acerola Cherry Fruit Tree

Barbados Cherry, Malpighia Punicifolia Acerola, Delicious Cherry Fruit Tree

The Barbados Cherry tree is a small, tropical evergreen tree that produces a delicious and nutritious fruit known as the Barbados cherry or Acerola. The fruit is small, round, and cherry-like, with a bright red to orange color when fully ripe. It has a sweet-tart flavor and is loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants, and other nutrients. The tree itself is valued for its ornamental qualities, with its dense canopy of shiny, dark green leaves and delicate pink flowers that bloom throughout the year. It's a great addition to any tropical or subtropical garden, and can also be grown in containers.


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The Barbados Cherry fruit tree is a fast-growing tree that can reach up to 15 feet tall. The tree produces cherry fruits that are sweet and juicy. The Barbados Cherry fruit tree is a popular choice for many gardeners because it is easy to care for and produces a large crop of fruits each year.

Barbados Cherry, is native to the Caribbean, Central, and South America. Here are some tips for growing and caring for Barbados Cherry:

  1. Climate: Barbados Cherry thrives in warm, humid climates with temperatures between 70-85°F. It is best suited for USDA Zones 9-11.

  2. Sunlight: The plant requires full sun exposure to produce fruits. Make sure you plant it in a location where it receives at least six hours of direct sunlight per day.

  3. Harvesting: The fruits are ripe when they turn bright red and are slightly soft to the touch. Harvest the fruits by hand, being careful not to damage the branches or surrounding fruits.

By following these tips, you can grow and care for a healthy Barbados Cherry plant that produces delicious, nutritious fruits.

Enjoy your fruit trees, Ideal for backyards or as a potted plant, Create a graceful landscape display with its bright lush foliage, Fast-growing and easy to maintain.

Care & Maintainance

Care Guide

PLANTING AND CARE - If Planting in the ground dig a hole twice as large than the pot you purchased, Remove the tree from the grower pot, you may cut off the plastic pot if needed. Drop the plant level to the soil, Water the tree as you back fill soil to remove air pockets. Cover the new soil with mulch to retain moisture and keep weeds away. Mulberry trees are container friendly, you may keep it in its existing container and replant once a year.

WATER MANAGEMENT - Water the plant twice a week for the first growing season, increase frequency during extremely warm days, once established rain water will suffice.

LIGHT - Full Sun, bright light is optimal and will encourage a higher rate of growth.

FERTILIZING – No need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 2-3 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant. Once you do decide to fertilize You may use a slow release granular fertilizer 180 days duration, fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions to promote healthy growth and fruit production.

PRUNNING is not needed until the tree matures into its 2nd or 3rd year of life. You may begin to prune at some point to keep the plant healthy and control the height, since the tree can reach 15ft in height, pruning is recommended in order to keep the fruits within reach.

Pruning is also recommended to maintain its shape and promote air circulation. Remove any dead or diseased branches, and cut back any branches that are crossing or rubbing against each other.

INSECTS OR DESEASES - In the event that scale, mealy bugs, or mites are found to affect the plant, they can be controlled by applying horticultural neem oil that can be sprayed directly onto the insects, A second and third treatment, when using oils, will be necessary. Space out the sprays at 2 weeks intervals to break up the mealybug life cycle.

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Grow Zones: 4-8 Patios / 9-11 Outdoors
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 10-15 ft.
Mature Width: 10-15 ft.
Light: Thrives in Full Sun
Fruit: Cherry Fruit
Harvest Time: Summer, Bears Fruit First Year, Container Friendly
Soil Conditions: Well Drained Organic Soil
Does Not Ship To: AZ

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