Synsepalum dulcificum - Plant
Description for Synsepalum dulcificum
Synsepalum dulcificum is a plant known for its berry that, when eaten, causes sour foods subsequently consumed to taste sweet. This effect is due to miraculin.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Miracle fruit, miracle berry, miraculous berry, sweet berry||Pink||June to July||0.75 to 1.50 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Both can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area. Arabian is a small bush with evergreen leaves. There are many other varieties of plant, of which are best suited for sub-tropical climates. Learning how to grow will add a striking visual and olfactory touch to the garden.
|Full sun to part shade||Loamy soil, Sandy soil||Medium||25 to 40 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Synsepalum dulcificum
- Feed plants on a regular basis before and throughout the blooming cycle (avoid chemical fertilizers and pesticides if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re harvesting for the kitchen).Once a month between April and July, apply a balanced granular fertilizer (5-10-5 or 5-10-10). Allow Ã‚Â¾ to 1 cup for each bush, and sprinkle it around the drip line, not against the stem.
Typical uses of Synsepalum dulcificum
Special features: Mass as a ground cover or plant in groups. Rock gardens, borders and open woodland gardens. Effective as an edger along paths or walkways.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Miracle fruit is an evergreen shrub that grows in West Africa. The berry of the miracle fruit plant is used as medicine. ... In foods, miracle fruit is used as a low-calorie sugar-free sweetener.
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