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Acerola - Malpighia Glabra

Acerola - Malpighia Glabra

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Immerse yourself in the tropical world of Acerola, a plant that embodies the spirit of LEGBA, where each seed is a promise of knowledge between the visible and the invisible, a celebration of authenticity and originality.

What is the magic behind Acerola?

Acerola, or Malpighia glabra , is a tropical shrub which offers us fruits similar to cherries, but with an unequaled richness in vitamin C. This “super” food, native to Central America and flourishing in the Brazilian Northeast regions, is a true star in the world of nutrition for its exceptional content of vital nutrients.

What story is behind Acerola?

Since time immemorial, the Amazonian Indians have known and used Acerola for its medicinal properties, particularly against digestive disorders. Spanish explorers in the 16th century were among the first Europeans to discover its benefits, giving it the name "acerola", an etymology that is still debated today. The scientific name Malpighia glabra was given by Carl von Linnaeus in the 18th century, in homage to the Italian botanist Marcello Malpighi.

How to grow Acerola successfully?

Growing Acerola in Europe requires recreating a tropical microclimate for this demanding plant:

  • Location and Light : Prefer a place bathed in light and protected from cold winds. Greenhouses or conservatories can provide the ideal environment during the winter months.
  • Soil and Planting : Opt for a rich, well-drained potting soil, ensuring good drainage to avoid waterlogging of the roots.
  • Sowing temperature : 22-28°C
  • Watering : Maintain constant humidity without saturating the soil, allowing it to dry slightly between two waterings.
  • Winter protection : Protect your Acerola from the cold, by bringing it indoors or using a winter cover in milder regions.

What anecdotes surround Acerola?

Did you know that the name “Acerola” could derive from the Arabic “Al-Zerowal”? This name was adopted by Spanish explorers by mistake, confusing this fruit with another plant. Acerola is also a historic remedy for scurvy, used by sailors for its high vitamin C content.

What are the benefits and uses of Acerola?

Acerola is not only a tangy delight enjoyed in juice or fresh fruit, it is also a concentrate of health. Rich in vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium and B vitamins, it is a valuable ally for strengthening the immune system and combating fatigue.

Why choose LEGBA Acerola seeds?

Opting for Acerola seeds from LEGBA means choosing authenticity and quality. Our seeds are carefully selected to guarantee you a successful and enriching growing experience, in perfect harmony with the values ​​of transmission and originality that we cherish.

Embark on the tropical adventure of Acerola and let LEGBA guide you through this unique botanical experience. Visit our online store to discover our Acerola seeds and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of plants with us.

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Plant size when shipped: 20-50cm.
Pot measuring 8x8cm or 11x11cm (depending on the time of year).
Perennial medicinal plant


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