Watch this video and see how Miracle Fruit changes Sour foods to sweet. If you don't like grapefruit, Miracle fruit will change you taste buds temporarily and you will love Grapefruit and many other fruits and foods.
This most unusual fruit has a remarkable and miraculous effect you will never forget! After you taste this amazing berry lemons and other sour foods you taste become sweet, as if sugar had been added. This magical experience is unforgettable!
A natural chemical in the fruit masks the tongue’s sour taste buds. What causes the miracle? The fruit has a unique taste changing glycoprotein that inhibits your taste buds perception of sour taste. The sweet sensation lasts for half an hour to a few hours.
Mr. David Fairchild introduced the fruit to the United States in the early 20th century. Mr. Bill Whitman was the first to grow the plant successfully in the United States.
This small, evergreen plant is considered a shrub and grows very slowly. You can easily keep your Miracle Fruit Plant in a container. They grow to a height of 4-6 ft in a container and between 10-15 ft in its natural habitat. A seven year old plant might be only 4-5 feet tall. This shrub forms an oval to pyramidal shape and can be trained as a standard tree.
The fruit is a bright scarlet with tiny one inch football-shaped fruits. The fruit has very little flavor, slightly sweet and pleasant. The large seed has little pulp.
The plant starts fruiting when about sixteen inches tall. It produces fruit practically year around. In its native habitat, two large crops are produced yearly after heavy rains. The plants produce fruit from the flowers within thirty to forty five days.
Miracle fruit plants are easy to grow as long as you grow them in part shade and keep the soil moist. They also love acidic soil and grow poorly in alkaline soils. You can maintain healthy vigorous plants by using our special blend of Miracle Fruit soil conditioner.
Be sure to plant them in rich, well-drained soils, with lots of peat moss, and provide micro nutrients on a regular basis.
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Your plant will prefer growing at 75 - 85 degrees F. They will be okay at temperatures above 45 degrees. Plants will suffer greatly and will die if temperatures are in the low 30's degrees! During cool weather below 75 degrees be sure to ease up on watering. Cool weather and wet soil, cause many problems and may kill your plant!
When container growing your miracle fruit plant or any other acid loving plant remember this. Be sure to avoid the use of any clay containers. Clay leaches calcium minerals into the soil and this increases the pH. Also clay will breathe and the soil will dry out faster. That may be a bad situation for plants that love moist soil.