Growing Barbados Cherry is an easy way to add a tropical flair to your garden. When you know its important and how to care for Barbados Cherry plant, you will be rewarded with many years of lovely fruits.
What makes it special:
Popular for its highest vitamin C content.
Low maintenance plant.
Perfect plant for outdoor garden.
This product does not have the flowers and fruits at the time of shipping. Afterward, the plant will bloom and produce fruits.Malpighia emarginata is an evergreen shrub or small tree with a short bole and spreading branches in the Malpighiaceae family. It usually grows about 2-3 m in height.
The branches are brittle. The leaves are simple, opposite, and with small hairs. The flowers are bisexual with five pink or red petals. The fruits are bright red drupes, juicy, and has high vitamin C content making the fruits taste sour. The fruits are edible, usually eaten raw but also made into juices, baby food, jam, etc. It is also grown as ornamental shrub and hedges in Landscaping.Keep spacing 4 for a hedge. It gives fewer fruits in partial shade. It requires warm climate. It can be propagated by seeds, cuttings and other methods. A width of pots should be around 24 inches for single acerola tree.Note: Stinging hairs that may cause skin irritation.
Barbados Cherry Tree Uses
The plant is used for an ornamental hedge purpose
Barbados Cherry is most well-known for being extremely rich in vitamin C
Because of this, its often used to help with or prevent colds or flu
Its also used as an antioxidant nutrient
Note: The following information is general guidelines, be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines
Ripe fruit is edible and widely consumed in native area, and is cultivated elsewhere for its high vitamin C content
The fruit can be used to make juices and pulps, vitamin C concentrate, and baby food, among other things