Barbados Cherry is native to northern part of South America. It is also known as West Indies Cherry. It was the first time that I saw the fruit of Barbados Cherry at the nursery in USJ1. The vibrant red fruit hanging from the tree was really attractive. So I decided promptly to get a pot of the plant with the hope that I could have cherries straight from the tree every day! LOL!
The tree is a shrub-sized plant. It is suitable for our tropical climate. The pink flowers look attractive. Both the attractive pink flowers and deep crimson fruits make it a beautiful ornamental plant for my garden.
The fruit of Barbados Cherry is green in colour and will trun deep crimson when ripe. I enjoy plucking the ripe crimson colour fruits off the plants and eat the fresh fruit instantly. It's rather sour but I have a sour tastebud. So it's just perfect for me. The fruit has extremely high Vitamin C.