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Miracle Fruit
The Amazing Berry that Acts as a Natural Sweetener!

Miracle Fruit

Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 33804
was $34.95
sale $17.48
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An easy houseplant, it fruits nearly year-round.

After eating this berry, lemons taste sweet and grapefruits need no sugar!
Miracle Fruit is here at last! This evergreen shrub from tropical West Africa has been making news for several years now as an all-natural sweetener, for a chemical in its berries temporarily suppresses the "sour" center in the tastebuds. Now you can grow it for yourself as a low-maintenance and very heavy-fruiting houseplant!

Hardy only in the tropical regions of zone 10 and above, Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) sets masses of 1-inch red fruits, oval and shaped a bit like footballs, among its glossy green leaves. It begins fruiting from a young age -- at about two feet tall -- and when grown as a houseplant, fruits year-round. (If grown outdoors, the fruit will appear primarily in summer.)

The berries have no strong flavor of their own at all, but the "miracle" occurs when anything is eaten after them. They perk up dull or bitter foods, but the real surprise is how they sweeten citrus and other highly acidic foods. Cut your sugar intake by substituting a few Miracle Fruits!

This pyramidal shrub reaches just 2 to 3 feet tall, and thrives in a highly acidic soil mixture. We have found that equal parts sphagnum peat moss and perlite works best. Place it in a bright window or take it outdoors during those times of year when the temperature remains above 60 degrees F. It grows slowly and beautifully, with inconspicuous flowers (they're tiny and brown; you won't even notice them) in addition to the profuse berries.

Miracle Fruit is a fascinating plant. Add it to your home this season, and enjoy its wonderful properties for years to come!

Genus Synsepalum
Species dulcificum
ItemForm Trade Gallon (3qt)
Zone 10 - 11
PlantHeight 24 in - 3 ft
PlantWidth 18 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Berries, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Evergreen, Indoor Growing
FoliageColor Dark Green
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Containers, Cuisine, Ornamental, Specimen
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Texas
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 3 Reviews Write a Review
Best Deal in Miracle Fruit
Ben Heitman from NY wrote (October 11, 2013):
Compared to other similarly sized Miracle Fruit plants the ones from this company are100-300% cheaper. The one I ordered is about 3 feet tall and is very healthy looking.
Great Plants!
Brandon from WA wrote (October 07, 2013):
I ordered three plants. They came in two giant boxes, one about 5 ft long and another 3. They stuffed two in the 5ft one and so the top half foot of one broke and some branches too, but it's still a good foot and a half. They're all beautiful and lush, best bang for the buck anywhere online. Even though one was comparitively a midget at 1 and a quarter foot (with two main stems) the other two(including broken bit) were well around 2 ft high. Shipped in pot so not much transplant shock and I'm happy overall with my purchase. Customer service were a bit snappy with my questions about other purchases (didn't bother to complain about broken miracle berry branch) but replied to every one of my numerous questions. Overall, great company.
Healthy
joe from FL wrote (June 11, 2013):
Nice and healthy plant ,arrived in good condition.had a nice root system. plant is about 18" tall .better than other offers on line.