Barbados Gooseberry (Pereskia aculeata)

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The Barbados Gooseberry is a super rare and unique leafy cactus vine also known as Blade-apple Cactus, Lemonvine, or Rose Cactus.  The leaves and fruit are both edible, containing high quantities of protein (20-30%!), iron and other nutrients. Barbados Gooseberry fruit ranges from translucent white to pink, orange, or red and is about the same size and shape as a cherry. Flowers are white and creamy with a strong sweet fragrance.  The fruit has a flavor profile similar to Acerola Cherry but is more sweet and mellow.

Plant Type:
Tropical/Subtropical Evergreen Fruiting Cactus Vine

Harvest Season:
Fruits late Spring - early Summer and again in Fall

Mature Size:
Up to 33 ft. vine

Soil & Moisture:
Does well in dry or moist environments in loose, sandy soil.

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Very Fast

Quite Thorny!
In tropical climates it has a tendency to take over, so keep an eye on it.

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 8-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation:
Our Barbados Gooseberry is grown from cutting,  capable of harvest within growing season

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