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Strawberry Tree (Muntingia calabura)
Strawberry Tree (Muntingia calabura)
Strawberry Tree (Muntingia calabura)
Sow Exotic

Strawberry Tree (Muntingia calabura)

Regular price $18.95

Live Strawberry Tree Plant
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter

Strawberry Tree fruit will surprise you with it's fantastic buttered popcorn cotton candy flavor nearly year-round!  Muntingia calabura, also known as Strawberry Tree or Jamaican Cherry, is a small fast growing tropical fruit tree or shrub with small white flowers that resemble those of a strawberry plant, and produces tons of red bite-size edible berries that resemble cherries and ripen quickly. Strawberry Tree fruit will surprise you with it's fantastic cotton candy flavor with a hint of buttered popcorn. It’s fruit is loved by birds and squirrels, but don't worry, since it produces almost all year long there’s enough fruit for everyone to enjoy abundantly.  Medicinally, the blossoms are said to possess antiseptic properties.  Strawberry Tree is easy to grow and thrives with little care.

The plant has its roots in Central and South America with its native range stretching all the way from Southern Mexico through the Caribbean and south to Peru. You will not find this rare fruit at market even in its native range due to short shelf life so picking it off the tree and eating it fresh is a must if you want to experience this wholesome and exotic flavor.

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Can I pick up my order at the nursery? 
Use code LOCALPICKUP at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time HERE. If the appointment is confirmed, you're good to go.  If it is denied, we will ask you to reschedule and provide an alternative day/time.  There are no same day pickups.  

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.  During the Spring and Summer, processing/shipping can take up to 4 weeks.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Shipping to Hawaii & Puerto Rico
Sow Exotic now ships almost all of our fruiting and medicinal plants to Hawaii and Puerto Rico!  Plants will ship bare root every Monday through Wednesday via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  No heat packs necessary. Due to USDA restrictions, here's the list of plants that don't make the cut:
Can't ship to Puerto Rico: Coffee, Palm, Banana
Can't ship to Hawaii: Pineapple, Palm, Papaya, Coffee, Banana, Passionfruit
All the other cool stuff: good to go! 🌈 🌿📦📪 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Tropical Fruit Tree

Harvest Season: Blooms and produces fruit year-round. Heaviest production in the Fall. 

Mature Size: 15–30 ft

Soil & Moisture: Grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, sandy or clay soils. It tolerates wet sites but does best in well-drained areas.

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade are best for this tree, meaning it prefers a minimum of four hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9+ with extreme  frost protection Zone 9. 

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.


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