Barbados Cherry

MALPIGHIA EMARGINATA

MALPIGHIA EMARGINATA
Full Size: 4m x 4m
Ideal Minimum Temp: 10’C (50’F)
Minimum Temp Tolerated: -2’C (28’F)
Notes: There has been some confusion over the correct name for the Barbados cherry, also known as the Acerola. Current thinking seems to be that there are two closely related species, this one and M. Glabra. This species is the genuine Barbados cherry that is cultivated for its fruit in Puerto Rico, whilst M. Glabra, also known as Barbados cherry or Escobillo, is not.

 

MALPIGHIA PUNICIFOLIA

MALPIGHIA PUNICIFOLIA/GLABRA
Full Size: 4m x 4m
Ideal Minimum Temp: 10’C (50’F)
Minimum Temp Tolerated: -2’C (28’F)
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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