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Pereskia aculeata, Barbados Gooseberry, Lemon Vine, Tsunya, Perescia

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 Pereskia aculeata
Family: Cactaceae
Barbados Gooseberry, Lemon Vine, Tsunya, Perescia
Origin: Caribbean and South America, escaped in Central America to Florida
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A cactus shrub with a tendency to vine, it bears spines in pairs or trios. The berry is small, yellow with a juicy, subacid pulp. The flavor is pleasant and is used fresh or preserved. The leaves may be cooked as greens. Propagated by seed or cutting. Growth Habits: Climbing shrub, up to 20 feet tall (6 m), 1 to 3 short hooked spines, sometimes longer straight spines on older stems, leaves with short petioles, up to 4 inches long (10 cm.)Enjoys some humidity in the air. Needs good drainage, but the soil should stay moist in summer. Keep drier in winter. See Cacti page info


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 Pereskia aculeata, Barbados Gooseberry, Lemon Vine, Tsunya, Perescia

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Barbados Gooseberry - unique cactus with leaves and edible fruit, fast-growing vine.
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SUNSHINE Robusta - Vegetative Vigor Booster
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