Questions about Acerola culture
I got my acerola today as a free tree with my 'Carrie' mango order from Plantogram. I have only had this fruit once in Puerto Rico. This was not a tree I would have paid for. I didn't think the fruit I ate was anything spectacular but a free tree is a free tree right!
I know very little about this tree. I remember the flavor being very sour and that was about it. I have read though that just one fruit can supply the fully daily amount of Vitamin C. For this, it may be worth growing.
I don't know anything about it's soil requirements. I am assuming that it isn't anything special but I didn't want to repot it until I knew for sure. The tree is around 2.5 feet tall. It honestly looks more like a bush than a tree.
Can anyone tell me how large it will have to be for it to flower and hold fruit? I did read that the fruits ripen in about 45 days. I am going to email Mickey and see if he can tell me what the variety is.
Is this tree vigorous? Should I expect it to grow at a pretty fast rate or not.