Barbados Cherry (Malpighia Emarginata)
$180.00 incl. GST
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- Overall Height APPROXIMATELY:
- 100-110cm for Pot Size 30cm(Ø)
- The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and although look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
- Flowers/Fruits are seasonal and plants may not be with flowers/fruits at the time of order/delivery.
- Overall Height is measured from the bottom of the pot to the tallest point of the plant vertically.
- The Barbados cherry, a member of the Malpighiaceae, is an interesting example of a fruit that rose, like Cinderella, from relative obscurity about 40 years ago.
- The Barbados cherry is a large, bushy shrub or small tree attaining up to 20 ft (6 m) in height and an equal breadth.
- Not only the Barbados Cherry is tasty, but it is also rich in vitamins!
- When the plant starts to get full of these bright red berries, it looks really beautiful in the garden!
- A well-draining soil is of primary importance as Barbados Cherry Trees roots do not like to be wet and will rot if allowed to sit in water for extended periods.
- A mixture of soil, sand, and perlite is highly recommended for proper drainage.
- It is recommended that you fertilize at the same time as you water using a time-released fertilizer 8-3-9 or similar to help your Barbados Cherry Trees grow and produce a substantial crop.
- It is important to follow the fertilizers labeled instructions as to not burn or kill the tree.
- Barbados Cherry Trees prefer bright light and direct sun.
- If possible 12 hours of bright sunlight is best for growth and fruit production though we have gotten remarkable results growing these trees in 30% shade year-round.
- When watering Barbados Cherry Trees make sure to lightly soak the soil and then do not water again until the top 2 inches are dry.
- Be sure to not overwater, mucky soil will almost always cause decay and ultimately kill the tree.