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Barbados 'Acerola' Cherry Tree

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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors



Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones:

4-11 patio
  /  
9-11 outdoors


You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-12 ft.

Mature Width:

10-15 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Malpighia glabra

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, CA, ID, WA

Packs Beauty, Vitality and Convenience all into one Tree

Here's How:

  • Attractive, ornamental, tropical fruit tree
  • High quantities of juicy, flame-red colored Cherries
  • Healthy variety known for its high content of vitamin C
  • Highly adaptive, easy to grow in containers

Finally, a Cherry Tree you can Plant Anywhere

The Barbados Cherry Tree is a unique variety with a tropical look that's sure to liven any planting location you choose.

Reaching a mature height of just 12 feet tall, the Barbados' convenient size and hardy nature place it among the most adaptable cherry trees available. That makes it a great candidate for growing in a container just about anywhere. In fact, so diverse is the Barbados Cherry, it can even be cropped into a decorative and productive shrub.

Accentuated by bright, thick, evergreen leaves and pink flowers that bloom year round, the real stars are the cherries themselves. Apple shaped with traditional cherry size, the fruit's electric-red color glows as brightly as a cocktail cherry. These cherries have to be seen-and tasted--to be believed.

Scores of Cherries, filled with Flavor and something even better...

Not only are Barbados Cherries oozing with flavor, but pound for pound they contain the highest content of Vitamin C you'll find in any cherry available. Don't take our word for it. The University of Puerto Rico's School of Medicine actually studied the Barbados Cherry for its ability to help fight colds and discovered the healing properties in its high content of ascorbic acid. Aside from the health benefits from this amazing little fruit, the tree will give you an abundance of high quality, juicy cherries. And just because you decided to plant your Barbados Cherry in a container, don't think that means you have to sacrifice any of the incredible cherries that come with it.

Whether grown in the ground among other fruit trees in your garden, or in a container on the patio, you can still expect to harvest tons of delicious cherries each growing season. Delicious when plucked straight from the tree or for use in freshly squeezed juice, jellies, jams and even pies, the Barbados Cherry combines, beauty, taste and convenience all in one amazing tree.

Get yours today.





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Customer Reviews

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Beautiful tree for South Florida
Bought a very small 1 gal tree: planted it in the corner of our back yard: plenty of sun - had new growth shortly after planting. Anticipating spring 2015 for more growth. Fast & excellent shipment. Everything I have purchased has survived and is doing well in my Zone 9/10 southeast Florida property. If you are looking for a larger tree, try a local nursery
September 3, 2014
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
The first one i got didnt make it but i got a replacement and planted in the soil instead of pot and barbados cherry is thriving at this time..Loves water and lots of sun. when all of my citrus got leaf burns but this plant was dancing in Las Vegas sun...I highly recommend to buy this trees...
July 26, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
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Great looking cherry
I just received it about a month ago it's doubled in size pretty plant. Haven't had it long enough to get cherries so not sure what they taste like but in this Texas heat it's not only holding up but thriving in it.
July 26, 2015
San antonio, TX
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
9
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Surprised
Planted about 2 weeks ago small tree as I expected(1Gal)
Received very dry as compared to others I bought. But,
it has already begun to flower, WOW.
July 30, 2015
Tampa, FL
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
9
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Second attempt
This is my second attempt and I live in LI NY. Last season I purchased one that did will indoors during winter but I did not have a humidifier and lost the plant. I immediately purchased a second one and kept it in the shade for a week or so at the end of May then put it in full sun in June. It has since exploded and has small fruits already with many flowers coming. I am truly pleased and I will surely be successful this winter when I bring it indoors with a humidifier.
July 30, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Awesome Purchase
It has been a couple months since we received this plant; although, we wished it came in a larger tree, the plant we received is growing as expected. It was stagnant for a couple weeks then it took off. We plan to keep the plant indoors facing sunlight for the winter months.
July 26, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Pretty little tree
Purchased soil mix and fertilizer they help it get a good start
June 28, 2016
Spring, TX
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
9

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Barbados 'Acerola' Cherry Tree



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Barbados 'Acerola' Cherry Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Barbados 'Acerola' Cherry Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Barbados 'Acerola' Cherry Tree again after the transplant is complete.


Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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I like dwarf trees and this one was. Doing well purchased last year. The color intrigued me also.
Frances G on Mar 29, 2016
Cherries are one of my favorites! It's cold hardy, & drought tolerant according to the description. Hopefully it will fruit now.
Aines M on Feb 29, 2016
I like dwarf trees and this one was. Doing well purchased last year. The color intrigued me also.
Frances G on Mar 29, 2016
Love cherries, taste good.
Stella m on Mar 26, 2016
Cherries are one of my favorites! It's cold hardy, & drought tolerant according to the description. Hopefully it will fruit now.
Aines M on Feb 29, 2016
I LOVE CHERRIES.
MARIA V on Oct 29, 2015
Love cherries, taste good.
Stella m on Mar 26, 2016
I LOVE CHERRIES.
MARIA V on Oct 29, 2015
does it need A pollinator?
A shopper on Jun 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Mine is outside so the birds and the bees have an opportunity to get the flowers, however, I did not notice a lot of bird or bee activity and I still got cherries, so I am inclined to say no it is not needed.
if planting two or more trees, how far apart should they be spaced?
Dominic P on Aug 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No I recommend at least 15 feet,because properly trimmed they get very bushy& you need to mow in between & keep from shading each other.Needs direct hot sun & lots of watering especially in southern/central Florida coast!
How tall will tree get if planted in patio container ?
Ruth O on Jul 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 6 feet
What time of year should it be trimmed back and how?
Penny S on Jun 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi, I live in Florida zone 9b. I have had my tree just about one year now. I trimmed it after the last frost this year, which was in March, and that is the gauge I use for all my plants. When to trim yours will be determined by the zone you live in and the weather. I cut about 1' off to shape it and hoping it would bush up more but so far it is still just growing taller. It has bloomed 3 times but has not put out any fruit as of yet. Good luck!
Why did all the leaves fall off my tree in a three day period and will it survive?
Jeffro on Oct 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Sorry about your tree. I need a little more information to be able to answer. How old is your tree? How tall is it? In what temperature zone do you live? Is your tree in the ground or in a pot? How many sunlight hours per day does it receive? What are your watering habits? What are your fertilizing habits? Did hurricane Matthew touch your tree?
Please let me know these answers and I will try to help.
Thank you!
Hi, Can the Barbados cherry be propagated from seed? Will It bear fruit if so?
Jenifer S on Oct 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they can be propagated from seed and will produce fruit.
how I plant it in a container and how big the container needs to be?
El Barbero Loko on Jun 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I put it in a 5 gal container; but later on planted it in the ground and it took off. It's growing beautifully. I water it and feed it with epsom salt.
I am in California. Is there any way I can buy this plant?
tracy on Jun 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We are unable to ship any cherry trees to CA due to agricultural restrictions. To get one you would have to find it within the state of CA.
It doesn't say. Is this a sweet or tart type cherry?
David F on Apr 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are sweet, if fruit left on plant to maturity, a deep red. If they are picked early, they are tart, but still edible. I recently planted one I purchased at a local nursery with some fruit that was already set. I had not seen them previously and was intrigued. I live in the Tampa Bay area of Florida and will purchase another from FGT if I enjoy this one as much as I anticipate. - Kathy W
Can I plant the tree now, Late August?
Josephine B on Aug 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The best time to plant the Barbados Cherry is in the early spring or early fall. With Fall around the corner we're reaching an excellent time to plant.
will it do well as a potted patio tree and what kind droppage can I expect...fruit? flowers? leaves?
A shopper on Aug 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Some pink flowers will drop. The fruit will drop if not harvested in time. The cherries should be harvested when they fully turn from yellow to a brighter red color. This tree will give you blooms, fruit, and leaves if kept in a pot. It's an excellent container tree.
can barbados cherry grow in ocala fl an is it sweet?
carmen j on Jul 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Barbados Cherry has a very high vitamin C content, so it has a citrus almost orange like taste. They grow very well in Ocala Florida.

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