Malpighia glabra, also called Acerola is native to South America, Southern Mexico and Central America, but is now also being grown as far north as Texas and in subtropical areas of Asia, like India.
It is known for being extremely rich in vitamin C, almost as much as camu camu, although it also contains vitamins A, B1, B2 and B3 as well as carotenoids and bioflavonoids which provide important nutritive value and have antioxidant uses.
The vitamin C produced by the fruit is better absorbed by humans than synthetic ascorbic acid.
Growing from seeds:
sow about 1cm deep into compost mixed with sand and keep at constant moisture and temperature of about 25-27°C until germination starts after about 4-5 weeks
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amount of seeds 20 pieces