Barbados Gooseberry (Pereskia aculeata)
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.
Tropical/Subtropical Evergreen Fruiting Cactus Vine
Fruits late Spring - early Summer and again in Fall
Soil & Moisture:
Does well in dry or moist environments in loose, sandy soil.
Full Sun, Part Shade
In tropical climates it has a tendency to take over, so keep an eye on it.
Outdoors 8-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+
Our Barbados Gooseberry is grown from cutting, capable of harvest within growing season