Acerola, Barbados Cherry, Wild Crapemyrtle (Malpighia glabra)

Rockledge, FL(Zone 10a)


Common name: Acerola, Barbados Cherry, Wild Crapemyrtle
Family: Malpighiaceae
Genus: Malpighia
Species glabra

Plant Link: http://plantsdatabase.com/go/57614/

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I really need urgently informations concerning the purchase of the rights for n 32953 image .

Rockledge, FL(Zone 10a)

This is NOT 32953 image.
Incidentally, the tree is located in zip code 32953.

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

I hadn't thought of Barbados Cherry in years. Thanks.

My grandmother had a hedge of them around her house in Miami. I also remember the ripe fruit as quite nasty and tart-tasting but it made great jam.

Davenport, FL

The fruit is very sweet when ripe though i have had a random berry here and there that was sour.

they turn bright red and are best right before they turn soft.
to me they taste a lot like star fruit.

there is a surrinam maybe cherry that i saw as hedges around miami, which did have a disgusting tasting berry with some more pronounced shape.. slightly reminiscent of pumkin shape.

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