Miracle Fruit Tree

Growing Zones in Ground: 8 - 11 / in Pots: 4 - 11

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Description

Great Gifts for Cancer Patients and Diabetics

The Miracle Fruit Tree, which originated in South Africa, lives up to its name because it has properties that can truly be considered miraculous. This shrubby tropical plant can be grown in the ground in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 9 to 11, or in a container in Zones 4 to 11. It produces one-inch football-shaped red berries that contain miraculin. When you eat a Miracle Fruit, this compound binds to the sweet taste receptors of your tongue and causes any sour food you eat to taste extremely sweet for up to an hour or so. But this novelty is only the beginning of what Miracle Fruit can do.

If you have ever wondered about the best gifts for cancer patients, the tropical Miracle Fruit Tree may be ideal. Dysgeusia, a condition that interferes with the sense of taste, is one of the most frequent side effects of chemotherapy. The same properties that make Miracle Fruit transform sour or acidic flavors into sweet ones can also help those suffering from Dysgeusia to enjoy the flavors of food again. This can be a valuable part of recovery for many who have undergone chemotherapy and are having trouble eating.   

More Miracle Fruit Benefits

Miracle Fruit Trees can also be fantastic gifts for diabetics. First, Miracle Fruits are very high in antioxidants. As such they provide valuable nutrition not only to diabetics or cancer patients, but to anyone concerned with their health. However, beyond the benefits of antioxidants, the sweet-enhancing effects of eating just one Miracle Fruit Berry can help diabetics to enjoy intensely sweet flavors without consuming high amounts of sugar. Imagine a slice of lemon that tastes like a lemonade popsicle, or sourdough bread that tastes like the sweetest cake. One fruit from this easy-to-grow small tree is all it takes.


If you are looking for gifts for cancer patients or diabetics, then the Miracle Fruit Tree is a thoughtful option. The pleasure of growing your own fruit tree is a welcomed activity for many. The exceptional Miracle Fruit Tree is a unique way for someone to not only grow their own fruit, but the fruit can help those who have had challenges regarding their sense of taste, or who miss the sweet flavor of sugar.

Miracle Fruit Tree Care

Because the Miracle Fruit Tree grows like a shrub, it can produce fruit as soon as its first year. It enjoys full to partial sun, and will reach a size of about 3 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide. 

The Miracle Fruit is also a great plant to grow in a pot. All it needs is a container large enough to accommodate new root growth. Choose a pot that is a few inches larger in diameter and depth than the tree’s existing container. The pot should also have holes for drainage. If you are growing this tree in a pot, put in in a sunny window, or somewhere where it gets full to partial sun each day.

Fruit & Harvesting

The blooms appear in early spring and fruit can be harvested from May through October. Occasional watering is all that is needed to grow a vibrant Miracle Fruit Tree with dark green leaves and many pieces of fruit.

A new Miracle Fruit Tree in a pot with fresh soil, or in the ground in USDA Zones 9 to 11, will produce fruit within the first year. The trees are small and shrubby, and the fruit are also small, so the plant does not need to be big to make fruit.  

The sweet-enhancing properties that are experienced after eating a Miracle Fruit usually last for between one to two hours.

 

Growing Zones

Advice

A Gift for cancer patients, and a way for diabetics to enjoy sweet flavors without sugar, are just two uses for the Miracle Fruit Tree. Other inventive uses for this amazing berry that makes sour taste sweet are using it to help children learn to try various fruits or vegetables. Miracle Fruits can also be used to help anyone reduce the amount of calories consumed by having a Miracle Fruit then some raw vegetables like broccoli or cauliflower, that will then have the transformed taste of sweet apple pie or fresh ice cream.

You can even have a gathering of friends just for the fun of eating Miracle Fruit, and tasting various fruits, beverages, breads, and veggies while being amazed at the changed flavors together. All in all, the Miracle Fruit Tree is truly miraculous. It is packed with antioxidants, temporarily transforms sour foods into sweet ones, helps cancer patients regain a taste for food, and allows diabetics to enjoy sweet flavors from foods low in sugar.

FAQs

How long does the effect of a Miracle Fruit last?

The sweet-enhancing properties that are experienced after eating a Miracle Fruit usually last for between one to two hours.

How do you eat Miracle Fruit?

Miracle Fruit are small, one-inch, football shaped fruits. To eat one, simply put it in your mouth, chew away the thin skin, then chew and roll the tart pulped fruit around on your tongue for a minute or two. The pulp adheres to the seed, and most of the material is discarded after you have tasted it for a minute.  

Does a Miracle Fruit require any special growing techniques or treatment?

Miracle Fruit Trees are easy to grow. They require periodic but not profuse watering. They like a slightly acidic soil, but will grow and produce fruit in many soil types. Since they are small, they are easy to manage and maintain.

How soon will a new Miracle Tree make fruit?

A new Miracle Fruit Tree in a pot with fresh soil, or in the ground in USDA Zones 9 to 11, will produce fruit within the first year. The trees are small and shrubby, and the fruit are also small, so the plant does not need to be big to make fruit.  

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