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Danasplants
Mulberry, FL

March 11, 2011
11:13 AM

Post #8420415

Has any one grown these from seed and had them actually produce wondering how long it takes how old do they have to be?? Thanks Dana
jujubetexas
San Marcos, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 11, 2011
5:55 PM

Post #8421124

They are extremely hard to grow but Florida has the best climate to do it.
Look on EBAY and you can get plants grown in Florida. They are slow growers so seeds will take forever. They have a requirement for very acid soils just like Blueberries.



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Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


March 18, 2011
10:50 AM

Post #8434491

Synsepalum dulcificum, Miracle Fruit is slow growing, but is easy to grow

It likes partial shade, so makes a great container plant for a patio or lanai.

http://www.hear.org/starr/images/species/?q=synsepalum dulcificum&o=plants

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synsepalum_dulcificum
digital_dave
Springfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 17, 2011
7:38 PM

Post #8698620

I've got mine on the deck in mostly full sun (at least mid-day) in a 2 gallon container. It does look a little sun-burned but what doesn't this year. I got about three small fruits last year and tried to germinate them with lots of bottom heat but none did.

dave
mommystuff
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 27, 2011
7:20 PM

Post #8719839

I tried for years to germinate miracle berry, to no avail. Then last year, I have about 15 of them germinate and take off. I planted them in potting soil in small pots and placed them directly beneath the mother plant. Some of them were clean seeds, others were full fruits. All of them grew for me and about half of them made it through the winter. They are VERY slow growers for the first couple of years though. They are about a year and a half old and still about 4-6" tall. I don't do anything special. They get water regularly and fertilizer about 2 x a year. Hope this helps.
LoveBrug
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 4, 2011
3:00 PM

Post #8836100

Danasplants
In zone 10a I had no problems . Not sure but guess you are in 9a . They hate cold as I live in 9a now and well no miracle fruit.
James17
Sebring, FL

April 10, 2012
4:02 PM

Post #9077456

Believe it or not, I read about "Miracle Fruit" 43 years ago when I was 11 years old and have wanted the plant since then. I finally purchased one from tropicalfruitnursery.com and athe plant is about 8 inches tall. I have it in a small pot with peat moss and perlite half-n-half medium since they like acidic soil. I just received the plant and hope to get some fruit sometime this year.

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