The Jamaican Cherry is a tropical tree that has round, edible fruits. The fruits are sweet and have a unique flavor. Native to the New World tropics from Mexico and the Caribbean, south to Bolivia. It is also called the strawberry tree because the flowers resemble the flowers of the strawberry plant. It is widely grown as an ornamental and fruit tree in tropical and subtropical regions. Hardy in zones 10-12.
Growing Instructions for the Jamaican Cherry.
The seeds need to be planted when received or stored in a refrigerator until they are planted. It likes warm temperatures, high humidity and full sun. The seeds need light to germinate. They can be sprouted by putting the seeds on a wet paper towel, then putting the paper towel in a ziplock bag and sealing it, and then putting the ziplock bag in an area where it can get full sunlight. The sprouted seeds can then be planted in a pot. The seeds can also be grown in a pot. Put a mixture of sand and potting soil in a pot. Sow the seeds on the surface of the pot. Water the seeds by misting the soil. Keep the soil moist. The pot can be covered with clear plastic to keep the humidity level high for the seeds. The seedlings can be transplanted when they are a few inches tall.