Jerusalem Cherry is a highly decorative tropical when grown as a container plant and is used as an ornamental to add splashes of color where needed especially in winter. Also grown as a perennial in warmer regions to zone 8. They can survive mild frosts and some cold. delicate white blossoms are followed by green fruit turning to cherry orange as ripening occurs. Fruit should NEVER be eaten and considered only as an ornamental. For maximum fruit production, full sun is required but this plant will flower and set fruit in moderate sun areas. For ornamental use only.
This plant makes a most interesting deck plant and grows well as a container plant, in addition to being a specimen plant. Treat as a tropical that cannot tolerate frost.
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Native to Peru
The plant can live up to 10 years or more bearing fruit in each year
Also known as Christmas Cherry and Winter Cherry
Fruit sets from October to January in orange, red and purple
Perfect for the home and greenhouse growers
Many people grow them in pots and bring indoors when the weather turns rough.
Note: It is normal for tropical seed germination to be sporadic from as little as 30 days to 6 months or more- so patience is required.
Buyers should do their own research for plant uses if needed.
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