Muntingia calabura – Strawberry Tree (4″ pot)

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Strawberries? Well, not exactly. This medium size tropical tree produces small red sweet tasting berries. Nicknamed the Strawberry tree not because of the fruit, but because of the flowers which resemble those on a strawberry plant. The red pea size fruits are delicious!

Ships in 4″ pot. Does not come with fruit.

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Description

The Jamaican cherry, also known as the Strawberry tree is a medium size tropical fruit tree that develops tons of red pea size fruits. The fruits are sweet and delicious. The fruit can be seen year round in a tropical climate.

It is nicknamed the Strawberry tree not because of the fruit, but because of the flowers which resemble those on a traditional strawberry plant. 

Fast growing and ideal for the garden. Can reach around 15 to 25 feet in the ground. Can be kept in containers, but will need pruning a few times a year. Likes full to partial sun, regular watering and fertilizing.

Native to Mexico, The Caribbean, Central America, AND south America.

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