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What the name of the plant?

#1 User is offline   Dennis The Menace 

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 01:42 PM

Sometime ago as i was doing some volunteering gardening. I came across a plant that was introduce by the farmer supplying the plant as Cherry Apple.

He said it grows well locally, and it just a shrub of a foot or two high. The fruit is alittle redish when ripe. Fruit suppose to be sweet.

I have been searching for it recently but i can't find "cherry apple" in any of the nursery i visited. Has anyone hear of this plant before? Or know it as any other names? Actually I am not even sure if i recall the name right!

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 02:21 PM

Ziziphus mauritiana? Indian jujube taste like apple. It is a thorny shrub. but never common known as cherry apple.

Another plant, Crab apple is related to apples. It has small fruits compare to apple.

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 02:27 PM

Possible Barbados cherry?
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Posted 13 October 2015 - 02:31 PM

The plant that is often mistaken as 'cherry' or 'little apple' and marketed as such is acerola. The fruits are red and very sour.

Can't think of another local plant called cherry apple with sweet red fruits.
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Posted 14 October 2015 - 11:55 AM

There is a cultivar of acerola that called is Florida Sweet.

Anyone seen this cultivar and wonder if it is worth to grow since it is sweeter?
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Posted 14 October 2015 - 03:00 PM

Thanks everyone. At least i got a couple of alternate names here that i can start searching the nursery with. Will let everyone knows if i find the plant i am looking for :D/>

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