One Barbados Cherry-Acerola Plants - Shipping Included!
Quality fruit trees, medicinal plants and other edible plants. These starter plants come to you in larger nursery pots. You get a 3 x 8 inch pot instead of a tiny 1.5 x 1.5 potted plant. More plant for your money! All orders include USPS Priority Shipping. (2 day average delivery).
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ITEM DESCRIPTION: Barbados cherry Malpighia punicifolia (Acerola) plant is in a 3" x 8" deep container. The average planted height from soil level is 9-12 inches. These are clones from mother trees. They have already produced flowers and delicious sweet and tart cherries. This tree should fruit within six months if properly cared for.
Acerola, delicious and loaded with Vitamin C
The Barbados cherry is a large, densely branched shrub. The plant can be pruned so it will form a central trunk and can grow as a small tree. The shape varies from a low and spreading habit to more upright and open. Leaves are shiny and light to deep evergreen, leaves will vary in size from 1 to 3 inches and are rounded in shape. This small tree or shrub features, attractive flowers that vary in color from pale pink to rose. Flowers appear in April and flowering continues throughout the summer and often into the fall. Soft, juicy, thin-skinned Barbados Cherry fruit are light red to deep crimson when mature. The outer shape somewhat resembles a small apple, but inside the fruit are several very un-apple like seed. The fully mature fruit average about an inch in diameter. Barbados cherries are borne in leaf axils, singly or in clusters of 2 or 3. The shrub may have 3 to 5 crops per year, from May to November, with the largest crops appearing during the summer. In frost-free areas it is almost ever bearing.
The fruit is is very high in vitamin C (ascorbic acid). The Vitamin C content of one fruit ranges from 1000 to 2000 mg per 100 grams of edible fully ripe fruit.
IMPORTANT READ THIS: Seedling plants need protection from cold weather, wind, sun, dry conditions. WE GUARANTEE LIVE DELIVERY. Message us along with a photo of the plant immediately upon arrival if the plants are in poor condition. We cannot guarantee plants that are no longer in our care. Many of our plants require warm temperatures. Shipping to areas that are cold will be at buyer's risk. We offer quality plants that are inspected and approved for shipment. Pepe's Plants will not be responsible for plants that die as a result of improper care and handling once it is in the buyers hands. On arrival of your seedling put them in a place with temperatures about (70-80 F) in shade but NOT direct sun for two weeks so they can adjust from shipping. NO direct sunlight at all! NO partial shade - FULL SHADE ONLY! Once again: Sun will burn the seedlings! Allow the plants a week or two to adjust before transplanting or fertilizing. If you plan to plant them in the garden, gradually increase their exposure to sunlight and outdoor conditions!