Common name: Acerola, Barbados Cherry, Wild Crapemyrtle
Plant Link: http://plantsdatabase.com/go/57614/
I really need urgently informations concerning the purchase of the rights for n° 32953 image .
This is NOT 32953 image.
Incidentally, the tree is located in zip code 32953.
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.
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.