Recommended with Miracle Fruit
- Product Description
- Planting & Care
- Shipping Info
It’s Truly Amazing
This small evergreen shrub produces 3/4 inch bright red berries with the most amazing quality – after eating one berry, sour/acidic foods will taste sweet for the next 15-30 minutes!! The Miracle Fruit plant is a tropical from West Africa. It grows well in warm areas outside, but adapts well to growing in pots in colder climates.. Self-fertile. Ripens May-August.
|Container Plant||Container Friendly|
|Growing Zone||9A, 9B, 10A, 10B|
|Mature Height||2-3 FT|
|Mature Width||1-2 FT|
|Sunlight||Part to Full|
Fruitscaping with Miracle Fruit Plants
Miracle Fruit originated in Tropical West Africa, and is used to a hot & wet atmosphere. Therefore, this plant does not do well in any cold at all, and outside of a very warm zone, should be used as beautiful container plant. Don’t hide this plant, as this amazing bush is known for the fact that after eating one berry, sour/acidic foods will taste sweet for the next 15-30 minutes!! Place it in a lovely container, in a high traffic area on your deck or front porch. Surround it with other citrus container plants like a Meyer Lemon or Key Lime bushes. This way you and your guests can put its amazing “Sour to Sweet” abilities to test. If you are in a warm zone and planting outdoors, it is said to do best in partial shade.
- Starter Fertilizer: Plant with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This will increase root mass and help avoid transplant loss in difficult planting conditions.
- Fertilizer to Maintain: Miracle Fruit will thrive with a more acidic fertilizer. We recommend Espoma Organic Holly-tone Fertilizer .
We do not currently have a growing guide for Miracle Fruit plants. We are working on this and will add it in the near future. Contact us if you have questions on how to plant and nurture your Miracle Fruit plant, and we will be glad to have one of our gardeners assist you.
We’re so sorry… but due to agricultural restrictions we cannot ship any plants outside of the United States, or to the states of California, Hawaii and Alaska. Also, citrus trees cannot be shipped outside of the state of Florida.
Unpacking Your Plants Guide: Prior to receiving our plants, please click this link to read our Unpacking Your Plants Guide to get to know the steps to keeping your plant healthy after receiving it.
We do NOT ship bare root: Our trees are shipped in the same exact containers they are grown in, for the most healthy transition. The plants are watered well before they are packed and wrapped in a shipping bag to ensure they stay moist during transit. It’s as if you came and picked them up right from our nursery yourself!
Why do we not offer free shipping? At Just Fruits, we price all of our plants online exactly as we do in the nursery. Therefore, the shipping cost is simply what it costs for us to get your order from the nursery to you. Many competitors may increase the plants’ prices in order to hide shipping costs… we do not do that. We want our customers to see exactly what the plant costs are, separate from what the shipping costs are. That way if you decided to come visit the nursery to pick up your plants instead, you would know how much you save in shipping.
Weather Watching: We now ship all year round! However, we do watch for extreme weather. If there is extremely cold or hot weather expected around your shipment date and on your path of shipment, we will contact you and notify you that we plan to hold the shipment for the next possible shipping date with better conditions. If you ask us to still ship it, through the conditions, we will not be responsible for any damage caused to the plant & UPS will not refund any claims. We love our plants, and do not want to see them die, so we would rather wait until it’s the right time to ship it, than risk losing a plant in transit.