Barbados Cherry 3 gallon
Barbados Cherry aka Acerola
days to maturity: 6 months
plant spacing: 1 plant per 15 square feet
sunlight requirements: 6-14 hours
look out for: mealy bugs & scale
harvest notes: harvest ripe fruit when red
Barbados cherry is a beautiful and productive shrubby tree that produces tons of cherry shaped red fruits twice a year (once in May and again in December). The tart red fruit is extra high in ascorbic acid also known as vitamin C. 100 grams of fruit contain about 167mg of vitamin C making it one of the higher concentrated fruits grown in the tropics. For this reason Barbados cherry is grown commercially to be added to baby food! If you're looking for a lower canopy tree for your food forest guild thats beautiful, easy to grow and prune, and makes you lots of healthy fruit this is a great option.