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PlantFiles Pictures: Acerola, Barbados Cherry, Wild Crapemyrtle (Malpighia glabra)

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Rockledge, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 3, 2003
5:59 PM

Post #602710

Acerola, Barbados Cherry, Wild Crapemyrtle
Malpighia glabra

A cluster of 3 fruits in a 14-year old tree from Merritt Island, Florida (32953).

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April 21, 2004
7:41 AM

Post #845076

I really need urgently informations concerning the purchase of the rights for n 32953 image .
Rockledge, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 21, 2004
1:37 PM

Post #845297

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


United States
(Zone 5b)

April 22, 2004
11:51 AM

Post #846315

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

October 28, 2014
9:21 AM

Post #9965849

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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