Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum)

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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 makes an excellent potted plant as well, and will grow wonderfully planted indoors in a container. 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.

Plant Type:
Small Tropical Fruit Tree, Large Shrub

Harvest Season:
Fruit: Year-Round once established.

Mature Size:
Up to 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.

Light Requirements:
Part Shade, Shade


Growth Rate:

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


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  • DS
    Dillon S.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Smaller than expected, but healthy and tough plant

    The plant I received is relatively small. I got the medium coco coir size, and the plant was about four inches tall when I got it. I am no expert, but from what I have read this means it will take one to three years to bear fruit. It is doing pretty well though and doesn’t appear to get ANY transplant shock because it’s been transplanted four times and gives me no issues.

  • DS
    Dillon S.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Nice plant in great health

    I got the medium-sized plant in the 4” coconut coir pot and I am amazed with how healthy it is. The plant is relatively small, about 4-6” tall and I am guessing it will take a year or two to bear fruit. I am no expert and can be wrong. It’s important to know what size it is to know what you are getting, but it likely took a couple months to get to where it now.

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