Acerola / Barbados Cherry

Common Name:
Barbados Cherry

Also Known As:

Manoa Sweet 
Scientific Name:
Malpighia glabra 
Historic Origin:
Harvest Dates:
Suggested Exposure:
Full Sun 

An upright growing evergreen shrub maintainable at under 10′ tall. This tropical cherry can produce up to five crops in one year! The fruit is bright red and about the same size as a regular cherry. The acerola has almost the highest vitamin C content of any know fruit. This small tree can be grown in a container its entire life. It is widely adaptable to southern California’s coastal and inland climate zones.

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