Acerola cherry growing plant of the genus Malpighia also known as Acerola fruit or Malpighia emarginata, Acerola perennial evergreen – semi deciduous plant, can grow as shrub to small tree also used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.
Flower color pink with 5 petals, the size 0.5-1.5 cm, grow in cluster 3-5 flowers
Acerola cherry fruit
Fruit color is red and shape look like cherry, fruits have highly Vitamin C content
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Requirements for Acerola cherry fruit growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to winds
When is the best time to plant?
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
When is the best time to prune?
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Need to open the tree (branches that grow into each other)
Size of the plant?
1-3 m, 40-120 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing, medium growing
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun, half shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower:
Pink flowers with 5 petal, the size 1-2 cm, grow in cluster 3-5 flowers
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Pests or diseases in Acerola fruit:
What can be done with big quantities of Acerola fruit?
Eat raw, juice
Work requirements on the fruit:
If the fruits attacked needed to cover with net
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Latin Acerola cherry: