Barbados Cherry

Malpighia punicifolia
Height: 12ft
Minimum Temp Tolerated: 28F
Notes:
The Barbados Cherry is a fast growing bushy tree that can be trained as a standard or shaped as a hedge. The fruit are sweet to sub-acid, and they are used extensively in juices throughout Latin America. The cherries are extremely high in vitamin C, and just one has the equivalent vitamin C content of 12 oranges combined. They are also used in jellies, jams, and they freeze without losing their vitamin C content.

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