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Cherry - Barbados (Malpighia emarginata) 3G

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GreenDreams Presents: The Barbados Cherry (Malpighia emarginata) - A Tropical Delight 🍒

  • Ships in: 3-gallon pot
  • Mature height: Up to 15 ft. (or pruned to desired indoor size)
  • Hardiness zones: 9-11; adaptable for patio/indoor growing
  • Light requirements: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil preference: Well-drained, adaptable to most types

🍃 Why the Barbados Cherry Stands Out:

Tantalizing Flavor Profile:

  • Taste: Tart and refreshing
  • Texture: Juicy with a slightly grainy flesh
  • Appearance: Brilliant red skin encasing a rich, succulent interior

Culinary Uses:

  • Used in tropical beverages, jams, jellies, and more!
  • Perfect addition to salads or desserts for a tangy twist.

Fruiting Habits:

  • Fruit set boosts: Cross-pollination and consistent watering
  • Volume: Abundant when mature
  • Season: Prolific fruiting throughout the year

Rich Nutritional Profile:

  • High in Vitamin C, making it a nutritional powerhouse
  • Contains antioxidants beneficial for overall health

🌱 Dive Deeper: The Allure & History of the Barbados Cherry

Medicinal Uses & Applications: Historically used as a natural remedy for colds and flu due to its high Vitamin C content.

Historical Background: Indigenous to the Caribbean and Central and South America. Its journey to other parts of the world began with explorers who were captivated by its vibrant beauty and unique flavor.

Appeal of the Plant:

  • Leaves: Glossy green, oval-shaped with an evergreen disposition.
  • Trunk: Robust, with textured bark that adds to its tropical charm.
  • Flowers: Dainty pink blooms that contrast beautifully with the lush foliage.

Planting & Care: Best Practices 🌿

  • Where to plant: Ideal in a sunny spot with some afternoon shade.
  • How to plant: Ensure a well-draining mix, enriched with organic matter.
  • Care tips: Regular watering but allowing the soil to dry out between. Fertilize with an organic fruit tree fertilizer.

Indoor Plant Enthusiasts:

  • Keep the cherry in a large pot to prevent root binding.
  • Prune regularly to maintain a manageable size.
  • Ensure it receives ample sunlight, preferably near a south-facing window.

🤔 Is the Barbados Cherry Right for You?

Ideal For:

  • Tropical fruit enthusiasts
  • Gardeners looking for a year-round fruiting plant
  • Houseplant lovers who want a touch of the tropics indoors
  • Families introducing children to the joys of gardening

Might Not Be Suited For:

  • Those in extremely cold climates without indoor space
  • Gardeners looking for a low-maintenance plant

💚 About GreenDreams: Pioneering the organic nursery movement, we offer a vast collection of fruit trees, ecological, and native species from around the subtropical world. We take pride in bringing you quality, diversity, and the joy of growing. Transform your garden into a GreenDream today!

📦 Shipping: Anywhere across the continental US. Trust us to bring the tropics to your doorstep.

[Order Now & Experience the Barbados Cherry Magic! 🌳🍒]

Note: Some of the details were created based on general knowledge and may not strictly adhere to the historical or botanical nuances of the Barbados Cherry.

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Shipping Stress - Transport can cause stress to plants, especially if spending a few days in a dark stuffy box. Leaf drop may occur.  Most plants survive with no problems or with minimal stress and recover quickly others may require extra love and attention with watering and gentle light after unboxing.

Physical damage - Occasionally, boxes become damaged during UPS handling & transport. Our shipping team takes all measures in securely packing your selection/s to minimize all damage and stress on the plant.  We've had great feedback on packing your plants with extra special attention. Unfortunately, it's past our control beyond our packing house.  
In cases of serious box damage, please contact UPS within 30 days to start a claim.
If it's just a broken branch or even part of a stem - just let it grow, take care of your plant and it will respond to your love.

Shipping Long Distances -  Orders that are shipped to the western US can often take 4 to 6 business days for transport, including the delay of agricultural inspections in Arizona, California & Texas. Please note that the quality of tender young plants is more affected by the extra length of stress inside shipping boxes. Extra care is taken during packaging to ensure quick recovery after unboxing.  Often plants need extra care for the first few weeks after transport.  Please review our policy on returns & refunds for more information, as well as our plant care guide. 

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