Singapore Cherry/Jamaica Cherry - Fruit Plants & Tree
Muntingia calabura commonly Known as Jamaica Cherry, Panama Cherry, Strawberry tree, Jam tree, Cotton Candy berry, is a plant of tropical America. It is very fast-growing small to medium tree. The leaves are evergreen, alternate long-pointed at the apex. Flowers resemble strawberry bloom, hence the common name, Strawberry tree. Fruits are soft, juicy pulp, with very sweet, musky, somewhat fig-like flavor, filled with exceedingly minute, contain hundreds of tiny seeds. The tree has the reputation of thriving with no care in poor soils. It is drought-resistant but not salt-tolerant. Wherever it grows, fruits are borne nearly all year.