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Barbados 'Acerola' Cherry Tree

Barbados 'Acerola' Cherry Tree
Images shown are of mature plants
Regular price $49.95 Sale price
  • 1-2 ft. $49.95
  • 2-3 ft. $59.95
  • 3-4 ft. $69.95
  • 4-5 ft. $79.95 (11% Off)

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Product Details

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

(hardy down to 30℉) 
      4-11 patio
      9-11 outdoors
   Map 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
Mature Height:
10-12 ft.
Mature Width:
10-15 ft.
Growth Rate:
Harvest Time:
March - August
Year to Bear:
Can Fruit the 1st Year!
Botanical Name:
Malpighia glabra
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Product Description

Easy to Grow Anywhere, Patio or Outdoors

Why Barbados Cherry Trees?

Imagine high quantities of juicy cherries anywhere in your landscape. With the Barbados Cherry Tree, 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 trees available. It's totally diverse, perfect for placing in a container or cropping into a decorative, productive shrub.

Why 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 Tree 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 Tree today!

Pollination Info

Barbados 'Acerola' Cherry Tree Pollination

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

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Customer Reviews

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Producing Fruit!

I received my trees in December. Both cherry trees were dormant for a couple months. Since then, trees have grown multiple new branches and have flowered. I saw my first cherry this week- so excited! Will definitely buy more plants from FGT in the future.

Gregory G.
United States

Good things

I guess good things come in small packages, it’s small but it looks to in good shape, guess I’ Just have to wait and see. So I’ll give it 5 stars for now!

Shujuan Q

No flower

I ordered the cherry tree last November, all the leaves were dried out back then and it is growing fast now,no flower yet. But the tree was attacked by lots of bugs, the scale insect was the most unnoticeable and it was spreading fast. I kept wiping it off and then spay Neem Oil, but it kept coming back , and then the aphids, small black caterpillars. I have to cut some branches and lots of leaves. If you really like this tree, I think if would be best to have lots of Neem Oil around.

carol clark

plant is dead

All my plants i ordered are great and i mean lush and pretty i love them except this one which the soil was dry the plant dropped all its leaves in shipment and now i dont know what to do so i planted it and now i wait but its been a week and it just keeps dying

Jolynn E


I received this tree in January. It looked dead but I assume it's dormant? It looked the roughest out of all the trees I ordered. Will update if it comes back to life in the spring.

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

Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. 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.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99.00-$124.99 $29.95
$125.00-$148.99 $34.95

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