Barbados Cherry

Fruit Information for Barbados Cherry


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Common Name: Barbados Cherry Scientific Name: Malpighia punicifolia
Other Names: Acerola, West Indian Cherry, Semeruco
PH Range:> 5.5 Salt Tolerance: Tolerates small amounts of salt
Cold Tolerance: Damaged at 30 F, Killed at 27 F Soil Type: Tolerant of poor soils and dry conditions. Soil must be well drained, and for the most part, dry.
Size: Up to 15 Ft. tall bush. Varieties: None
Comments: A very tonic and nutritious fruit. The fruit with the highest concentration of vitamin C known to man -- 65 times more than an orange.

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