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Barbados 'Acerola' CherryMalpighia glabra

51 reviews
  • Barbados 'Acerola' Cherry
  • Barbados 'Acerola' Cherry
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Barbados 'Acerola' CherryMalpighia glabra

51 reviews
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Easy to Grow Anywhere, Patio or Outdoors

Why the Barbados Cherry?

Imagine high quantities of juicy cherries anywhere in your landscape. With the Barbados Cherry, it’s possible since this variety can grow in a container on your patio or in your garden.

And this variety is known for being particularly healthy, so vitamin C is just another great benefit among many. Reaching a mature height of just 12 feet, the Barbados' convenient size and hardiness place it among the most adaptable cherry bushes available. It's totally diverse, perfect for placing in a container or cropping into a decorative, productive shrub.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

Whether it's grown in the ground among other fruit trees in your garden or in a container on the patio, the Barbados Cherry will provide tons of delicious cherries each growing season and in just one or two years. It’s fast, low-maintenance and versatile because we’ve planted, monitored and shipped it to your door with absolute care, so you get a high-quality tree that’s consistent year after year.

So, we’ve done the hard work, and you’ll reap the delectable rewards. Fresh, home-grown cherries that shine, whether they’re plucked and eaten straight from the tree or used in freshly squeezed juice, jellies, jams or home-baked pies. Order your Barbados Cherry today!

Pollination Info

Barbados 'Acerola' Cherry Pollination

Barbados 'Acerola' Cherrys are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Barbados 'Acerola' Cherry will drastically increase the size of your crop.

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Start by selecting a spot that is at least ten feet away from other trees. Make sure the spot is in full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day) and the soil will not retain moisture for any extended period of time.

When you're ready to plant, dig a hole that's twice the width of the root ball and just as deep. Place your tree, back fill the soil, tamp down and water to settle the roots. Spread a layer of mulch around the surrounding soil to preserve moisture.

If you're container planting, select a pot that's about 18 to 24 inches (15 to 25 gallon pot) and around 20 inches in height. A thin layer of gravel on the bottom of the pot will guarantee good drainage. Plant your tree, then place near a South-facing window for best results.

2. Watering: Young trees will need to be watered regularly. More mature trees will not require as much attention but Barbados Cherries do require a constantly moistened soil. If you're not sure when to water, however, simply check the soil about 2 or 3 inches down. If the soil here is dry, it's time to water. Generally, we recommend watering once weekly, or watering based on your soil's moisture level.

3. Pruning: Prune the tree in the late fall after harvesting to form it into a desired shape. Damaged, diseased or dead branches can be removed at any time. Be sure to sterilize your cutting tool(s) with rubbing alcohol to ensure a nice, clean cut.

4. Fertilizing: Feed the Barbados with a time-released 8-3-9 fertilizer formula when you begin to see growth starting on the tree in the spring. Follow the application instructions on the fertilizer package. The potted Barbados will benefit from a bi-yearly feeding with a mineral fertilizer with a gradual release of nutrients.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

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Product Details

Mature Height: 10-12 ft.
Mature Width: 10-15 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Fast
Harvest Time: March - August
Year to Bear: Can Fruit the 1st Year!
Botanical Name: Malpighia glabra
Does Not Ship To: AZ, CA, ID
Grows Well In Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 20℉)

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DG
05/15/2022
Dan G.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Excellent service

I’m not sure right now. I just got it and it looks good so far. Definitely came to the place in no time.

Fast-Growing-Trees.com Barbados 'Acerola' Cherry Review
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05/09/2022
Stephen
United States United States
I recommend this product

Love this Tree!

Love this tree! It came in quickly and in perfect shape. It was large and fuller than I had expected. I put it into the ground right away since the soil had become very loose and dislodged during shipping. I also staked it for now while it establishes itself. I live in Bradenton, FL (inland) for those that are looking for location notes. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

RN
05/09/2022
Robyn N.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Healthy Tree

My tree is settled into it’s spot and now I wait for the cherries

SM
05/06/2022
Stephen M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Love this Tree!

Love this tree! It came in quickly and in perfect shape. It was large and fuller than I had expected. I put it into the ground right away since the soil had become very loose and dislodged during shipping. I also staked it for now while it establishes itself. I live in Bradenton, FL (inland) for those that are looking for location notes. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

Fast-Growing-Trees.com Barbados 'Acerola' Cherry Review
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10/04/2021
Rachel
United States United States
I recommend this product

Finally producing and healthy!

Purchased a 6/7 ft acerola cherry in August 2020, planted with the root rocket and planting mix and kept it in a large patio container where it got part shade/part sun. Blooms would form but drop quickly. A few weeks ago we decided to plant it in the ground as a last ditch effort - and now it’s COVERED in fruit!! In just TWO WEEKS it has grown and bloomed and set fruit!! It also gets more sun, but we believe it’s all about being in ground.

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