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Strawberry Tree (Muntingia calabura)

Strawberry Tree (Muntingia calabura)

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4" Pot Size
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Strawberry Tree (Muntingia calabura)
Also known as Jamaican Cherry, this fast grower produces an abundance of small red fruit with a sweet and unique flavor. The flowers resemble strawberry flowers and the fruit resembles little red cherries, hence its common names, Strawberry Tree and Jamaican Cherry. It fruits nearly all year long and the green immature fruit ripens quickly, changing to a solid red color within a day. In containers, it needs to be periodically pruned or headed back to maintain size. This is a wonderful tropical fruit for pots that has been mostly overlooked until now.
Hardiness Zone 9, 10
Bloom Season Intermittent
Sun Requirement Full Sun
Grows to 3-8'
Minimum Temperature Indoors 60
  1. Takes me back to my childhood Review by Aprille
    How do you rate this product?

    I love that Logee's carries so many tropical plants - like this Strawberry Tree! I have many a memory of sitting in one as a child picking the fruit, moving from branch to branch looking for ripe fruit. They grew pretty large & sturdy in Asia I am excited that I can grow it here, even though it has to go in a pot & won't grow as large as it does back home!! Thank you Logee's!! (Posted on 2/27/2017)

  2. Awesome plant! Review by Kurt
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    I did not expect to see flowers when i opened the box, but low and behold I see flowerbuds!! Although they are falling off from shipping, I can't wait for him to start growing and flowering for me. Very beautiful plant. (Posted on 10/3/2016)

  3. Tons of fruit Review by Susan
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    I have 2 of these trees that I purchased from Logees and they have grown into sky high mature trees. I love the fruit and the tree produces a lot of fruit several times a year. (Posted on 11/12/2015)

  4. So excited, I can't wait Review by G Lowden
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    Purchased 2 of these a number of months ago. They were growing steadily but didn't look their best. My wife and I have a B&B in Oregon.
    One of our guests told us they lived 45 minutes from Logees and had purchased a Strawberry Tree from them. The wife said she loved
    the fruit and the husband told me that his Strawberry Tree really liked a soil with excellent drainage. Took his advice and repotted with
    more drainage. They took off like wildfire and are now covered in blossoms and berries. The trees are full and healthy looking. As much
    high praise as the wife gave to this fruit, I can't wait for mine to ripen ! ( She said it is her favorite fruit) (Posted on 10/18/2014)

  5. Rapid Growth, Tasty Berries Review by Chris
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    I ordered 2 of these at the end of April this year, and they have gone from 1 foot saplings to 4+ foot trees in less than 6 months! I started getting flowers in mid August. You'll need to protect this one from birds, as they seem to eat most of my fruits before they fully ripen. Of the few I have collected so far, they are very tasty. Overall I'm very impressed with these guys and can't wait to see what a fully loaded tree looks like next year. (Posted on 10/10/2014)

  6. Vigorous, must-taste Review by Nik
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    We bought our strawberry tree a year ago and are extremely pleased. Initially it shed leaves frequently, which had us concerned, but it's such a vigorous grower that this made little impact on the plant. It began fruiting shortly after we planted it (in a very large pot), and we've typically harvested 5-6 fruit a day for the last few summer months. I've had fantasies of saving these up to make a pie or jam, but they're too tasty. We eat them all right out of hand. The fruit are outstanding when fully ripe - far superior to any conventional fruit you'd find in a grocery store. While I understand that the "strawberry" in its name comes from the appearance of its flowers, the taste has similarities to strawberry jam with a strong custard flavor as well. Think strawberry creme brûlée. The skin can be bitter when not fully ripe, but these ripen extremely quickly, and fully ripe fruit are completely pleasant, skin and all. (Posted on 8/6/2014)