Miracle Fruit

As low as $99.39 was $139.99
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SKU
10004840

Truly remarkable, the Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) is a mysterious berry on a beautiful evergreen bush! A lovely shrub to have in warmer climates, the fruit has a big secret! When eaten, it makes sour food taste sweet! The berries take away metallic, bitter, sour and unpleasant flavors, so all food is more palatable.

These compact and densely growing evergreens are vigorous and precocious growers, producing fruit in just a couple of years! The big pear-shaped leaves are densely packed, with the tiny white flowers hidden among them. Soon the berries form and are ready to harvest in summer through fall.

The Miracle Fruit's unique abilities come from a compound called miraculin, discovered by Japanese scientists in 1968 after local people in West Africa were seen snacking on the fruit. Tricking your tongue into believing that sour and acidic foods are instead sweet! Lasting a couple of hours, the berries themselves don’t have much of a flavor. They are a neat party trick, unique garden novelties, surefire conversation starters and gift plants!

Planting and Application:

Synsepalum can be grown as dense shrubs or pruned into tree-forms with relative ease! Reaching a good mid-height for a tree, they provide great shade and screening throughout the landscape and look beautiful when the tiny white flowers or the rosy drupes are accenting the branches. Grow one in a container or planter for northern climates bring them indoors for the winter!

Miracle Fruit berries are perishable and need to be eaten right away, or they need to be frozen or dried. But that just makes them fantastic for using in all your sweet desserts, ice cream and other treats, helping dieters and diabetics ‘sweeten’ their food without raising the glycemic index and adding sugar or calories.

  • Tiny White Flowers & Rosy Red Berries
  • Beautiful Evergreen Foliage - Dense Tree or Shrub
  • Harvest Summer - Fall
  • Hedge, Screening, Container & Patio Plant
  • Eccentric Plant, Novelty Conversation Starter & Quirky Gift!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Miracle Berries need full sun and can handle shade (but you’ll not have as many flowers and fruit). Plant in a very well-drained and enriched, acidic site with low to moderate moisture. Provide regular water while establishing, and mulch well.

  • Full Sun & Moderate Moisture
  • Well-Drained Acidic Soil
  • Self-Fruitful
  • Slow Growing

Host your own Miracle Fruit party today by ordering this amazing and unique plant at NatureHills.com today! You’ll be glad you did!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Miracle Fruit Is Suited to Grow in Zones 10-11 (Indoors 4-11)
Growing Zones 10-11 (Indoors 4-11)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Synsepalum dulcificum
Mature Height 2 - 4 feet indoors; 15 feet outdoors
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet indoors; 6-8 feet outdoors
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Summer
Pruning Time After Fruiting
Fragrant No