Blackberry Jam Fruit (Rosenbergiodendron formosum)

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Blackberry Jam Fruit, also known as Jasmin de Rosa or Raspberry Bush, is a rare and exotic fruiting shrub native to Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador. Related to Gardenia, the shrub is highly ornamental and it's flowers have a beautiful sweet fragrance.  The hard outer shell of the fruit is bright golden yellow.  The fresh delicious pulp is nearly black in color and tastes just like blackberry jam!

Syn. Randia formosa

Plant Type:
Perennial Evergreen Shrub 

Harvest Season: 
Late-Spring, Summer, Early-Fall

Mature Size: 
Up to 8 ft. tall but typically around 4-5 ft tall and wide

Soil & Moisture: 
Adaptable; likes rich, moist, well-draining soil. Does really well in sandy soil.

Light Requirements: 
Full Sun, Part Shade 

Self-Fertile: 
Yes  

Growth Rate:
Medium  

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-11; Patio/Greenhouse 4+  

Propagation: 
Grown from seed and ready to fruit within 2-3 years.