How to grow Acerola cherry

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

Acerola cherry for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Requirements for Acerola cherry fruit growing and care:

Frost free

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

Water requirement:
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:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
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:
Bees, self-pollination

Edible Fruit

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?
2-3 years

Latin Acerola cherry:
Malpighia emarginata

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone