All About Acerola

Latin name : Malphighia glabra

Originating from Yucatan, acerola is a bright red fruit. Now commercially cultivated in tropics and subtropics throughout the world, the acerola fruit grows in hot and dry climates and is both sweet and sour in taste.

Amongst its many varied applications the acerola fruit is most often used to flavour alcoholic beverages and baby foods.



Fruit fact...

The acerola plant is able to bloom and produce flowers in the midst of drought and survive in the most extreme hot weather conditions.


Times of harvest

Northern Hemisphere

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Southern Hemisphere

January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December

Significant countries of origin

Mexico, Central America, Brazil, Caribbean