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Malpighia glabra, Barbados Cherry, Acerola, Malphigia, Cerejeira

Malpighia glabra

Barbados Cherry, Acerola, Malphigia, Cerejeira
Family: Malpighiaceae
Origin: West Indies, Central America
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Densely branched shrub with deep shiny green leaves. Flowering season: spring-summer. Flower to fruit in 3-4 weeks.

Malpighia plant prefers full sun for fruit development. It grows in any kind of soils as long as it drains well. Tolerates alkaline soil. Has the highest vitamin C content of any fruit. Used in jellies, jams, freezes without losing its vitamin C content. The plant is drought tolerant and easy to grow.

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