25 seeds approx (seeds are very small) w/growing guidelines
Fastest growing fruit tree we've ever seen, most prolific fruit tree we've ever grown. Aratiles is a highly ornamental small tree that bears small red berries within its first year if started early. Blossoming and producing all year round, the flowers are white and followed by small red fruit that is sweet with the taste of caramel and cotton candy. The trees are exceptionally attractive with long spreading branches that often droop down to the ground and soft weeping foliage. Trees are very fast growing and drought hardy once established. They can grow 10 feet in ideal conditions, but usually around 6 feet tall. Responds well to being cut back so it is possible to keep them smaller, thus making it easier to browse on the tempting little fruits. Aratiles will happily grow and fruit in large containers provided they have a good quality mix and a healthy layer of organic mulch to hold the moisture in. It is the ideal backyard tree if you have children as it is a lovely little shade tree as well as producing tempting little sweet treats. Used fresh or in jams.
The fruit has multiple health benefits. Contains anthocyanin, flavonoids and polyphenol, these components are said to aid with the cure for diabetes. A leaf infusion can be consumed as a tea-like beverage. The flowers are said to possess antiseptic properties. Hardiness Zone: 9+ or indoors. Needs frost protection. Full Sun, Semi-Shade.
Other Names: Strawberry tree, Jamaican cherry, Panama berry, Singapore cherry, Bajelly tree, Bolaina, Yamanaza, Cacaniqua, Capulín blanco, Cigua, Niguito, Memizo,Memiso, Kersen, Trứng cá, Thực vật, Aratilis, Aratiles, Manzanitas, Sarisa, Ceri Kampung, village cherry, palman, bersilana, jonote, puan, capulin de comer, pasito or majagüillo, chitató, majagüito, chirriador, acuruco, tapabotija, nigua, majagua, majaguillo, mahaujo, guácimo hembra, cedrillo, niguo, niguito, nigüito, iumanasa, yumanaza, guinda yunanasa, mullacahuayo, calabura, pau de seda, cedrillo majagua, capulina, chapuli, bois d’ orm, bois de soie marron, memiso, memizo, bois ramier, bois de soie, datiles, ratiles, latires, cereza, seresa, takop farang or ta kob farang, kakhop, cay trung ca, buah cheri, kerukup siam, Japanese cherry, Chinese cherry, jam fruit, capulin fruit, Kersen fruit, calabur tree.