Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors(hardy down to 30℉)
This plant is perfect for your area!
- Mature Height:
- 2-3 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 1-2 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Can Fruit the 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Synsepalum dulcificum
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Exotic Fruit Makes Everything Taste Sweet
Miracle Berries have become increasingly popular throughout the United States. Once you chew the tasteless berry, it's juice coats your tongue. Everything you eat for the next two hours tastes sweet.
- Lemons taste like sweet lemonade
- Guinness Stout beer tastes like chocolate milk
- Even broccoli and cauliflower taste like sweet apples
Various Valuable Assets:
- Mothers use them to introduce new vegetables to their children
- They're a great tool for anyone looking to reduce their calorie intake
- Some throw Miracle Berry parties where everyone samples a variety of foods
- They make for a unique, thoughtful gift
Improves Appetite for Chemotherapy Patients
Patients undergoing diabetes treatment or chemotherapy often suffer from a lack of appetite. The treatments tend to cause either a total lack of taste - or a metallic taste. Miracle Berries have been credited as a "true miracle" for patients who were heading toward malnourishment because the taste and smell of food made them nauseous. Because the berries take away the metallic taste, food simply tastes better.
Grows indoors or out
This plant requires only partial sunlight and occasional watering. Prefers acidic soil and loves containers. It grows almost 1 foot each year, reaching a height of 3 ft. at maturity. The bright red berries catch attention against the deep green foliage. You get to enjoy fruit for most of the year.
Your plant produces small, white flowers, which are followed by vivid scarlet blooms. It's self-pollinating indoors. However, you will see even more berries if you set your plant outside and let the wind and bees do their work.
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We grow your plant longer, so it typically fruits the very first season. Most nurseries sell tiny, delicate, starter plants that can take 2 years to fruit. Seed can take 3 years. We did all the waiting so you don't have to. These larger sizes do sell out, so please order while they are still available.
Miracle Berry Plant Pollination
Miracle Berry Plants are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Miracle Berry Plant will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Customer Reviews & Photos
- miracle berry tree
Great Condition. Seems very healthy.
Fast growing trees provides great plants. I bought over 30 plants this year and only had 1 problem that they remedied immediately. Great to work with
The plant is healthy and bushy but very small. It says it is slow growing. It will be years before berries form. Mary Ellen Goldberg
March 27th 2019, I planted her in the ground when she first arrived. The leaves started getting brown. The prolonged direct sun was damaging her leaves. I took her out and put her in a 3 gallon pot. She has sinced flourished. As of August 24th, I have 3 berries! Only watered once a week. Will add photos tomorrow. Wonderful...will try berries in the morning.
Planting & Care
With the Miracle Berry (Synsepalum dulcificum) get ready to enjoy lovely white flowers and the incredible fruit that aptly gave it the name it so deserves. What else would you call a fruit that seems to make everything you eat taste sweet? Even lemons! The Miracle Berry is a partial sun lover commonly grown outdoors in USDA growing zones 9-11 but can also be successfully container grown and kept indoors in the colder seasons. The berry bush reaches a mature height of about 2-3 feet tall and 1-2 feet wide which means it does not take up a lot of space.
Choosing a location: Place your Miracle Fruit in a location with filtered sunlight, or partial shade. If potting, choose a decorative container and place it next to a sunny window in your favorite room for container grown plants. When the weather warms up, move your Miracle Berry outdoors as long as temperatures remain above 50 degrees. Provide rich soil, with lots of organic matter and watch this Miracle perform.
Planting Instructions (in ground):
1) Make your hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep.
2) Carefully remove the berry bush from its container. Tap the sides of the pot to help release any clinging particles/roots.
3) Place the bush in the hole and carefully back fill, tamping down the soil as you go to eliminate air pockets.
4) Water the area to settle the soil and then mulch to retain soil moisture.
*Do not let the plant sit in wet soil! Root rot can set in quite easy if the roots are left in any standing water.
Planting direction (potted):
1) Plant your Miracle Berry in a container using an acidic soil. Go 1-2 pot sizes larger than what the plant initially came in. Drainage is essential so make sure there are lots of drainage holes on the bottom.
2) Aim for around a 5.0 soil pH with your potting medium and lightly tap down on the soil as you fill in the open potting space.
3) Do not over-water the plant. Make sure the surface soil is dry to the touch before adding more water.
4) Add a water soluble fertilizer and follow the application directions on the label. Use sparingly but increase frequency in the summer months.
5) Try to achieve an environment close to your Miracle Berry’s native tropical climate. Increase humidity around the plant as necessary. This can be done by misting the leaves once a week with a water spray bottle or plant mister.
6) When the roots take up the entire container it’s time to transplant your Miracle Berry. Move the plant into a slightly larger container using more soil to fill in the extra space. Make sure the plant remains at the same depth it was in the previous container.
*Tip: If the edges of the root ball feel dense to the touch along the wall of the pot it is time to move up a container size.
Watering: Take care not to over water which can lead to root rot and other problems. Be sure that your soil dries between watering the plant. Use your index finger and stick into the soil down to a depth of about 2 inches. feel around for moisture and if it feels dry, give it some water. If the touch still feels moist, hold off on watering a bit longer.
Fertilization: Miracle Fruit plants will accept a whole host of fertilizers and as long as the proper pH is accomplished, it will do well. Apply to recommended levels on the packaging.
Pests: Scale can be a common challenge but is easily controlled. A simple remedy is to use a mixture containing 10 drops of dish soap in 2 cups of water. Add some cinnamon extract and bye bye scale.
*Miracle Fruit also does best in humid conditions, so avoid dry-air conditions when possible. A clear plastic bag placed over the plant can help maintain a suitable humidity level if the ambient humidity is low.
*Flowering and fruiting will increase by ensuring soil contains an acidic mixture of half sphagnum peat moss and half perlite.
Dress the area above the root ball of the Miracle Berry with an acid-forming mulch like pine bark or coffee grounds at a depth of 1 to 4 inches.
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|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|