Barbados Cherry

Malpighia emarginata

Barbados cherry is highly ornamental boasting attractive green foliage and bright red colored fruits that are high in antioxidants and vitamin C. The trees are highly adaptable and can be trained as a small tree, screen or shrub. They also make an excellent container specimen do to their smaller size. Fruit season is in spring if there are sufficient rains, otherwise expect a winter crop.

Barbados Cherry Details  
Plant Type Tropical Fruit
Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
Tree Habit/Size Shrubby to 20 ft. tall and wide
Fruit Shape/Size Round .5 to .75 inch
Fruit Flavor Juicy, sweet, fragrant, slightly acidic
Skin Color When Ripe Red
Fruit Use Fresh Eating, Cooked, Juice
Fruit Season Variable, Spring or Winter
Light Needs  Full Sun/Part Sun
Water Needs Regular Water
USDA Zone 9b – 11