Native to South and Central America. Extremely rich in Vitamin C, however also contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, and very high levels of antioxidants. It has antifungal and antibacterial properties as well.
The tree grows to 3m with flowers that are pink to red. Fruit is produced after 3 years from September to April and may produce multiple crops per year. The fruit are bright red, cherry like stone fruit with a sour-sweet taste.
Prefers dry sand soil and full sun. Does not tolerate cold or high winds.