Barbados Gooseberry (Pereskia aculeata)

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews
Regular price $24.95
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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


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+

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

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 8 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 7 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
100%would recommend this product
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8 reviews
  • KR Profile picture for Katherine logo
    Katherine R.
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    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 1-5
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Beautiful Plant

    I’ve had this plant for a couple of years now and it is great! Super thorny, and needs structural support but this year it exploded with flowers and now, berries!

  • T
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    4 Stars

    Small for the price but arrived healthy and looking forward to tasting the fruit

  • KP
    Keith P.
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    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Awesome plant

    It arrived quickly and well packaged. It has already gained 6 inches of height. I am and will be again in the future a return customer.

  • D
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 years ago
    Fast shipping, healthy plant

    Plant cane quickly, healthy and ready to plant. Thank you.

  • D
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 years ago
    Healthy and ready to plant!

    Plant came healthy, and ready to plant. Thank you so much.

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