West Indian Cherry

The West Indian cherry is well-known for being extremely rich in vitamin C and is often used to help with or prevent colds or flu.
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West Indian Cherry

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The West Indian cherry is a small evergreen tree that can grow to 3 metres tall. This plant starts to bear within 4 years and fruits can be seen at intervals throughout the year. It is cultivated for its tart edible fruits which are very rich in vitamin C and are used in preserves and commercial vitamin production. Inside of the cherry, the pulp is juicy with a sweet and tart flavor and consists of three tiny winged edible seeds. Ripe berries are sweeter and juicier than immature, green-skinned ones. For home use, as dessert, the fruits are picked when fully ripe. For processing or preserving, they can be harvested when slightly immature, when they are turning from yellow to red.


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Malpighia emarginata

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St Augustine Nurseries

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La Pastora Plant Propagating Station Santa Cruz

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