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Miracle fruit

Synsepalum dulcificum

Synonym Richardella dulfica

Family: Sapotaceae



Famous for the fruit's ability to affect the taste buds and make sour foods eaten afterwards taste sweet. Small upright shrub to about 2m in height in garden conditions. Could easily be accomodated in even a small garden, perhaps as part of a hedge. Also suitable for cultivation in a container.



More online resources

Miracle Fruit Tips Sub-Tropical Fruit Club of Queensland
Miracle Fruit Fruit Facts California Rare Fruit Growers
Miracle fruit The Rare Fruit Council of Australia
Miracle Fruit History and Cultivation The Rare Fruit Council of Australia
The Miracle Fruit Quisqualis Rare Fruit, Tropical Fruit and Rare Plant Information, Florida
Miracle Fruit Some excellent images at CostaRicaPhotos.com illustrating the plant at various ages and stages of growth
Synsepalum dulcificum Pacific flora database of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, USA

How it works

Scientific American

Have a party

When you get a good harvest, get some friends together for a miracle fruit, or "flavour-tripping" party. In the USA, tablets can also be purchased containing a processed form of the fruit.


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