Strawberry Tree, Red (Muntingia calabura)

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
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Strawberry Tree fruit will amaze you with it's fantastic flavor - a combination of buttered popcorn and cotton candy! It's a small to medium-sized fast-growing tropical to subtropical fruit tree/shrub with small white flowers that resemble those of a strawberry plant.  It produces tons of red bite-size edible berries that resemble cherries and ripen quickly. Muntingia's fruit is beloved by birds and squirrels but don't worry, since it fruits so prolifically almost all year long, there’s more than enough fruit for everyone to enjoy abundantly. 

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. 

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. Muntingia calabura is also known as Strawberry Tree, Jamaican Cherry, Cotton Candy Berry, Panama Berry, Bajelly Tree, Singapore Cherry, Sabah Cherry,  Panama Cherry, Jam Tree, and Calabura.

Plant Type:
Subtropical/Tropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season:
Blooms and produces fruit year-round, with heaviest production throughout Spring, Summer, and 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.

Light Requirements:
Full Shade, Part Shade


Growth Rate:
Very Fast

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9+ (with frost protection in Zone 9); Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Strawberry trees are grown from seed and are quick to fruit! Our larger tree sizes are producing now. Our medium seedling size Strawberry Trees are capable of bearing fruit within 1-2 years.

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 18 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 16 Total 4 star reviews: 2 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
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18 reviews
  • D
    Verified Reviewer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 months ago
    Rapid grower!

    The tree arrived in beautiful shape. Ours started producing fruit on the second year. After three years, it had grown to 14’ tall with a 4” diameter trunk. Luckily, the birds hadn’t discovered the fruit yet!

    Sadly, I let the roots overshoot the pot, and I severely stressed the poor tree when I brought it inside before the freeze.

    Out of all the trees I’ve purchased from Sowecotic in the past, this tree was by far the happiest. I’ll be buying more if my original one (and the clones) don’t make it.

  • AB
    a b.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 1-5
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    cotton candy

    Bought these tree a few months ago! It is growing pretty quickly and is already about to fruit!

  • M
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 months ago
    5 Stars

    Healthy little starter plant, but they grow fast. It was securely packaged and arrived in perfect shape with moist soil.

  • L
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 months ago
    Growing fast. Great flavor berries.

    Every morning tree has at least 20 new ripe berries.

  • L
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    8 months ago
    5 Stars

    Really well packaged

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