Recommended with Sherbet Berry Tree
- Product Description
- Planting & Care
- Shipping Info
Sherbet Berry – New Exotic Fruit!
Sherbet Berry (Grewia asiatica) is native to Southern Asia from Pakistan to Cambodia where it is known as Phalsa or Falsa. Sherbet Berry has a 1/2 to 5/8 inch round fruits that are purple to black when ripe. Fruit ripens over an extended time. Pleasantly sweet/sour with a grape sherbet-like flavor. It makes an excellent thirst quenching juice that has a cooling effect. It’s also very nutritious with lots of Vitamin C, Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, fiber and loaded with antioxidants. Easy to grow will tolerate light frosts and is drought tolerant. Good container plants for northern areas. Ripens August through September.
|Container Plant||Container Friendly|
|Growing Zone||8B, 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B, 11A, 11B|
|Mature Height||10-15 FT|
|Mature Width||8-10 FT|
|Sunlight||Part to Full|
Fruitscaping with Sherbet Berry Trees
Sherbet Berries are a fairly new fruit for the Southern Garden. They hail from southern Pakistan east to Cambodia. Widely cultivated, this fruit is used to make a popular beverage sold in the streets of Bombay. It has a sweet/tart sherbet like flavor. The fruit is loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C.
This plant holds a wide range of uses in it’s native country The fresh leaves are valued as fodder for live stock.The bark is used as a soap substitute in Burma. and the fiber extracted from the bark is made into rope. The wood is yellow-white, fine-grained, strong and flexible. It is used for archers’ bows, spear handles, shingles and poles for carrying loads on the shoulders. Stems that are pruned off serve as garden poles and for basket-making. Some of the medical uses are for the treatment for diarrhea. The root bark is employed in treating rheumatism. The leaves are applied on skin eruptions and they are known to have antibiotic action.
You could not ask for a more exotic-looking plant to plant within your edible landscape. This small shrub has large multi-colored heart shaped leaves. The plant is in a constant state of new growth, as it flowers and fruits through out the summer. Tuck into a shrubbery border or use as a show stopping specimen trees. Sherbet Berry Trees also enjoy being clipped and will fruit well in a patio container setting. They withstands some freezing, sprouting from the roots after winter freeze damage, to fruit within the summer season. In warmer areas it is beneficial to trim it hard to encourage new fruiting wood.
- 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: Sherbet Berry Trees work great with Espoma Organic Citrus-tone Fertilizer.
We do not currently have a growing guide for Sherbet Berry Trees. 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 Sherbet Berry Tree, 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.