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Malpighia glabra, Barbados Cherry, Acerola, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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 Malpighia glabra
Family: Malpighiaceae
Barbados Cherry, Acerola, Malphigia, Cerejeira
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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 Malpighia glabra, Barbados Cherry, Acerola, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia glabra, Barbados Cherry, Acerola, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia glabra, Barbados Cherry, Acerola, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia glabra, Barbados Cherry, Acerola, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia glabra, Barbados Cherry, Acerola, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia glabra, Barbados Cherry, Acerola, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia glabra, Barbados Cherry, Acerola, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia glabra, Barbados Cherry, Acerola, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia glabra, Barbados Cherry, Acerola, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia glabra, Barbados Cherry, Acerola, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Frank
Nashville, TN
USDA Zone:7A
7 Oct 2013
I live in Nashville, TN (Zone 7A). I bought one of these acerola trees last year during Fall 2012. I potted it and kept it indoors (South window) until Spring this year 2013. I kept it in the pot facing South outside in the yard since then. It is October 7 2013 now and it has many flowers and fruit. Fruit are starting to ripe. Tonight is going to be cool (44F) so I may bring it indoors. I am very pleased with this company. I am on my second batch of Guavas too doing the same. Thank you!
Roberto
Groningen, Holland
USDA Zone:hom
31 Jul 2010
I would like to know how to prune my acerola plant. The plant is still tiny but already blooming at the top.
It is grown inside out of a seed which I took from Brazil (South America).
Lee
West Palm Beach
USDA Zone:9b
30 Jul 2009
Two years ago I bought a wonderful acerola tree from Top Tropicals. I had it indoors initially, as it was around hurricane season. The tree was blossoming and putting out fruit from the moment I unpacked it. It kept doing that on and off throughout the year, even after i put it outside in a fairly shady area. Then I finally got permission to put it further out on the property line and I made a place for it in full sun.
It continued to do well, until an unexpected frost claimed it. It had been planted too recently i guess to withstand that.
So at the end of last year, I bought three trees locally. from two different places. Every one of them puts out blossom after blossom... but when it comes time for the fruit to form, it falls off, shortly after the petals fall off. I have them in different places in different types of containers, and all are in the locations that Top Tropical's trees were. I have no idea why this is happening, and almost wonder if they are genetically engineered like that.
All this to say that now that I know none of them are going to work, I have just reordered from Top Tropicals,as I feel theirs are the only trees that actually bear fruit, as I have been very successful with theirs in the past. If this works out, I will be ordering more, and will keep you updated. Wishing you blue skies.


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Barbados-Cherry, Acerola. The best source of vitamin C. Fast growing, fruits easily. Densely branched shrub with deep shiny green leaves. 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.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Fruit Festival Plant Food - Super Crop Booster
Mango-Food - Smart Release Fruit Tree Booster
SUNSHINE-Honey - sugar booster
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Grown in 10"/3 gal pot

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$42.00

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Malpighia glabra - Barbados-Cherry, Acerola - Large size

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Barbados-Cherry, Acerola. The best source of vitamin C. Fast growing, fruits easily. Densely branched shrub with deep shiny green leaves. 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.
7 gal pot. This plant is grown in 7 gal pot, more mature than our standard size plants in 3 gal, has a more developed root system, and most of the time thicker trunk and more branches. However actual plant size may vary depending on the growing season and on variety. Dwarf varieties are slow growers and may be shorter trees than upright varieties. See a picture showing the relative size of plants grown in 3 gal and 7 gal.
You may contact us if tree height matters to you and we will provide you with more exact plant size we have in stock at the time. 7 gal plants may be shipped separately from other items by Ground service due to its large size. See here time in transit (business days, excluding Sat-Sun!)
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RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Fruit Festival Plant Food - Super Crop Booster
Mango-Food - Smart Release Fruit Tree Booster
SUNSHINE-Honey - sugar booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information.



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Grown in 14"/7 gal pot

1 plant in stock
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$87.00

 

Malpighia glabra - Barbados-Cherry, Acerola, 1 gal pot

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Barbados-Cherry, Acerola. The best source of vitamin C. Fast growing, fruits easily. Densely branched shrub with deep shiny green leaves. 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.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Fruit Festival Plant Food - Super Crop Booster
Mango-Food - Smart Release Fruit Tree Booster
SUNSHINE-Honey - sugar booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information.



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Grown in 6"/ 1 gal pot, large plant

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Malpighia glabra - seeds

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Barbados-Cherry, Acerola. The best source of vitamin C. Fast growing, fruits easily. Densely branched shrub with deep shiny green leaves. 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.
Ordering seeds info
RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES:
Seed Germination Mix #3, professional grade
SUNSHINE-S - Seeds and cuttings booster
Myco Mix - pro-mix with Mycorrhiza
Baby-Plant Food - Seedlings and Cuttings Booster
Per pack: 4 large seeds

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