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Malpighia emarginata


Acerola Cherry.  Barbados Cherry.  Large tropical shrub famed with bearing the vitamin C rich acerola fruit.  The plants will start bearing at a very young age and can produce 2-3 crops per year.

Picture of fruit courtesy of Wilfredor.  Picture of flowers courtesy of Forest & Kim Starr

 

Light: Full sun

Water: Average.

Soil: Well-drained soil that is top-dressed with compost.

Fertilizer: All-purpose

Hardiness: Zone 10




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