Malpighia emarginata 'Manoa Sweet'

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Malpighia emarginata 'Manoa Sweet'

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Malpighia emarginata 'Manoa Sweet'

Acerola Cherry

Tropical fruit tree to 15' from tropical America with a cherry like fruit that is also similar tasting to cherries. Slight acid, three lobed red fruit in late summer. Evergreen in the tropics, deciduous elsewhere. Tolerates cold well, grows in Southern CA, Texas and Florida well. Does not ship well better eaten fresh, wait until dark red. Easy from cuttings. 'Manoa Sweet' is a orange-red fruit of the sweet type. Tree upright, spreading, very productive. Originated in Honolulu, HI by Henry Y. Nakasone, University of Hawaii. Introduced in 1963. Old name - M. punicifolia

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