Other names: Acerola, Barbados cherry, Amazon cherry
Botanical name: Malpighia glabra
Crown and root system: This is a dry season deciduous tree with a small crown and a medium root system. The acerola flowers bloom in a lovely shade of pink and the shrub can be used as an ornamental bush with decorative fruit.
Growing regions: Most areas of the country except for colder areas.
Description of the fruit: Small red fruit with a sour-sweet flavor.
Ripening date: Summer months.
Planting in a container: May be planted in a container, in a place that is protected from the wind.
Recommended planting season: All year round.
Special care: We recommend trimming once a year after fruit-bearing season has ended.
Good to know:
Acerola fruit are rich in vitamins A and C, in and South America acerola juice is considered to be a health drink – similar to Israel’s orange juice.