Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum)
Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum)

Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum)

Regular price $44.95 Sale price $39.95
Live Miracle Fruit Tree

Available in 2 Sizes 

  • Mature Fruiting Shrub, in 3 Gallon (3-5 ft)
  • Mature Fruiting Shrub, in 1 Gallon (1-2 ft)

Miracle Fruit, also known as Miracle Berry, is a rare fruiting evergreen tree native to tropical West Africa.  Miracle Fruit is famously known for its bright red berry that causes sour foods to taste sweet! When eaten before something sour, a lemon for example, a component in the Miracle Berry called Miraculin will cause the lemon's sourness to disappear!  This effect can last up to 30 minutes.  For the best effect, when eating the berry first let the smooth flesh roll around your mouth and fully cover your taste buds for up to 2 minutes before swallowing.

The leaves are long, smooth and deep green. It grows like a shrub, averaging around 5 to 7 ft.  It will produce small white flowers and bear fruit intermittently throughout the year.

Miracle Fruit is an excellent potted plant as well and will grow wonderfully planted indoors in a container for many years.  Try to simulate it's native tropical climate when planting or overwintering indoors by misting the leaves and providing bright natural sunlight. The roots like moisture but do not like to be water logged, so make sure to avoid over watering.

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: Small Tropical Fruit Tree, Large Shrub

Harvest Season: Miracle Fruit will bear fruit year-round once established.

Mature Size: Up to 5-7 ft tall, up to 20 ft in native in tropical environment

Soil & Moisture: Rich, nutrient dense, acidic soil. They thrive in wet, warm, humid, tropical conditions. Do not dry out.

Exposure: Part Shade, Shade


Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9-11.  Miracle Fruit trees are not frost tolerant but can survive outdoors in zone 9 with protection until well-established.

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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