Its a Miracle

Written by fruit   // 02/06/2006   // 0 Comments

 

 

A small red berry from West Africa makes a perfect pot plant 
WORDS BY IAN AND DAWN WILSON, PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALISON GOTTS This article was written br Ian and Dawn Wilson, the owners of Avondale Nursery, a tree nursery in Cairns in the 1980s, and published in the Rare Fruit Newsletter; January 1982 

The Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) or Miraculous Berry is a small, multi-branched tree with dense foliage from the Sapotoacae family, indigenous to tropical West Africa, where it reaches a height of 2 to 5 metres. The fruit when ripe is bright red, approximately 2cm long, olive shaped and has a relatively large seed surrounded by sweet white pulp. This pulp has the ability to affect the sour receptors of the taste buds so that all sour foods taste sweet.

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