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BARBADOS CHERRY Tropical Pink Flowering Sour Fruit Bearing Live Tree Shrub Historic Plant Starter Size 4 Inch Pot Emerald R

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Malpighia glabra or the Barbados Cherry Tree is a very versatile shrub or tree that became prominent shortly following World War II. Some 300 trees were planted following the war to slow soil erosion, and several thousand were distributed to war veterans to add to their Victory Gardens. When it was discovered that the fruits of this tree were extremely high in ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), commercial production of these trees for agricultural use began. Ultimately, it was discovered that mass production of these fruits for Vitamin C was not nearly as efficient as artificial Vitamin C production and agricultural growth of these plants greatly decreased.

The Barbados Cherry can be classified as tropical or subtropical as mature trees can survive brief dips below freezing. While the Barbados Cherry typically bears fruits in the summer months. This fruit bearing plant can very easily be pruned and shaped into tree form or a shrub depending on desired growth habit.

Condition: One (1) Well rooted, starter size plant growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot. Plant will be a minimum of about 6 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping\r
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. *Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation. No other additional, extended or long term Warranty is expressed or implied.
  • Brand: Emerald Goddess Gardens
  • Common Name: Barbados Cherry
  • Bloom Form: 5 Petaled Flower
  • Mature Size: Up to 20 ft
  • Fragrance: Fruity Smelling Blossom
  • Suggested Uses: Fruit Production
  • House Plant Adapative: Not recommended
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy Arrival
  • Extended Long Term Warranty: None
  • Manufacturer:Emerald Goddess Gardens
  • Climate: Tropical
  • Color: Pink
  • Special Features: Produces Sour Fruits, Grows Quickly
  • Species: Malpighia glabra
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11
  • Watering: Moderate
  • Model: BARB-CHER-PNK-04
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1875lbs
  • 7 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens


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