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The Barbados Cherry is nowadays cultivated far above its natural habitat in all semitropical regions of the world because of its red fruits: 100 g of its sweet-bitter fruits contain 2 to 4 g of vitamin C, which is more than 20 times as much as in an orange. The portion of vitamin is highest in still unripe fruits and decreases soon after ripening. Acerola should therefore be eaten as fresh as possible. The 2-3 cm big, round, glossy-red Acerola cherries are also rich in magnesium and potassium. Even in this country, a good harvest is guaranteed: the fruits ripen within one month after the pink flowers that open during summer and that are pollinated by insects. For producing fruits no second plant is required and even young plants with an age of 3 to 4 years have fruits. On top of it all, these small growing and well branched shrubs also look very pretty and are very tolerant to pruning. Depending on temperature and light in winter, it keeps the entire shaped leaves with their light-green colour or it may as well drop part of it.
Quality: refreshing & bright red fruits rich in vitamins; guaranteed harvest (self-fertile); rich harvest even with young plants; small growing
Use: all-year in a heated greenhouse or bright room; from May to September in a well protecte spot in the garden (balcony; terrace, garden)
|Height||1,5 - 2 m|
|Flowering period||blooming several times|
|Color of flowers||rose|
|winter temperature||15 (+/- 5) °C|
|Minimum temperature||0 °C|
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