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PANAMA BERRY Muntingia calabura

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A highly ornamental tree that bears small red berries within its first year. Blossoming and producing all year round, the flowers are white and followed by small red fruit that is sweet with the taste of caramel. The trees are exceptionally attractive with long spreading branches that often droop down to the ground and soft weeping foliage.  Trees are very fast growing and drought hardy once established.  They can grow 5-10m in ideal conditions but respond well to being cut back so it is possible to keep them smaller than this making it easier to browse on the tempting little fruits.   Panama berries will happily grow  and fruit in large containers provided they have a good quality mix and a healthy layer of organic mulch to hold the moisture in. It is the ideal backyard tree if you have children as it is a lovely little shade tree as well as producing tempting little sweet treats.  Used fresh or in jams.

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Grown From Climate Height Frost tol. Pollination req'd Evergreen/Deciduous Harvest period
Cutting Subtropical - Tropical 4-10 Very Sensitive No Evergreen most of year
 

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Yes definitely it can be kept small and contained in a pot and will still fruit quite well. I have had a lot of success doing this myself.

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Panama Berry (Seedling) 10/10

JOHNB's Edible Fruits
Update: 1965 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Update December 2009 Forget my comment (last August) about the Panama berry being a "light fruiter". This summer despite the drought it is loaded with hundreds and hundreds of delicious red berries.  This tree could solve the World food shortage!

The Panama Berry must be close to the fastest-growing tree  in the world! Planted out of the pot in May 2008 at about 800mm high.  Started flowering in June 2008 a month later had  set first  fruit. Now close to 5 metres (see photo). Has flowered and continued to set fruit since then even during our Brisbane winter season. Four incredibly delicious berries today 12 August 2009.

Drought  proof but a bit frost prone when small. Responds well after light pruning but my previous one died when I pruned too severely. (It was the light fruiter)

The flavour of the berries is what makes this tree so special. But they're only about the size of a large green pea and there are never many on the tree at one time, it is only a light producer. (I was so wrong about that ... see update above)

Do not plant  anywhere where you can't handle a large (4-5 m spread)  tree appearing rather suddenly and intending to stay that way.

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

Planted: 2008

Height 5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 3 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Thrive

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Grasshoppers  appear to be the only pests. 

Birds can be a problem stealing the fruit.


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Panama Berry (Seedling) 10/10

BJ's Edible Fruits
Update: 1223 days 24hrs

Comments: -

This is among my favourite trees. Fastest growing fruit tree I've ever seen, most prolific fruiting fruit tree I've ever seen, easiest care fruit tree. The fruit are lovely little fruits - tasting a bit like caramel corn or the popcorn jelly belly lollies. There would have to be around 1000 fruits on the tree at all times during the warm months...


Keep tree pruned by cutting off the top half every few months. you dont need much tree to get plenty of fruit!

Fruiting Months January, February, October, November, December

Planted: 2010

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 50% in Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never


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Panama Berry

Diana's Edible Fruits
Update: 1183 days 21hrs

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Planted in November. Second picture is April. Now 3 x 3 m. Absolutely covered in berries and flowers. The perfume and taste is lovely, and the flowers attract a lot of bees. No fruit fly or any other problems other than having to prune often to keep it in check. Fruits all year, but tails off in winter.

Planted: 2009

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 2 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Panama Berry (Cutting) 10/10

Correy's Edible Fruits
Update: 2082 days 4hrs

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Make sure you spit out the skin as it can be a bit bitter the seeds inside are very sweet. They do like a lot of water when they are fruiting I think. If you are growing them in a pot them make sure that you keep the water up to them.

During Winter they look prety sick but once spring comes around they green up.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, December

Planted: 2006

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 400 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

Pruned By: 30% in Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Farsideb says... [2085 days 7hrs ago]
Did you really gt 400 kilos of that little tree???
Correy says... [2082 days 4hrs ago]
Ahh thanks for picking that up... Meant to be 400 fruit per year.

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Panama Berry (Seedling) 7/10

HappyEarth's Edible Fruits
Update: 1841 days 10hrs

Comments: - Fastest growing tree ever planted!  Tasty little fruits that the kids will love.

Fruiting Months February, March, April, May, June, July

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 60% in After Fruiting

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: None

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control: None


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Panama Berry (Cutting) 10/10

Kath's Edible Fruits
Update: 408 days 6hrs

Comments: -  My favourite browsing tree. Fast growing, beautiful wide canopy makes it a great shade treefor warm frost free spots.


Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, December

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Years from purchase in pot

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Panama Berry (Seedling) 9/10

Paulaf1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1670 days 1hrs

Comments: -

I love this tree!!!!  It is so easy to look after, and the birds and insects seem to leave the fruit alone, as it seems to hang below the leaves, and is quite hard to see. It's a shame that the fruit are so small as they are so sweet and yummy.

Planted: 2008

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

horse manure, compost and mulch.


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Panama Berry 5/10

Scottyg's Edible Fruits
Update: 1880 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Fruit does taste like arrowroot biscuits

Fruiting Months October, November, December

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

Lovely tree. Birds do love them.

Organic Status:Organic


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Panama Berry 9/10

Deb1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1938 days 6hrs

Comments: - Lolly tree is a great description. Very easy to grow and pretty.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, October, November, December

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: cow manure

Organic Status:Organic


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Panama Berry 10/10

David3's Edible Fruits
Update: 1757 days 22hrs

Comments: -

fast growing and great looking love a big pot

Height 3.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

none so far


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Panama Berry (Seedling)

Jenny's Edible Fruits
Update: 940 days 8hrs

Comments: -

By all reports very popular with the kids, trialling this in a pot, supposed to be very hardy, loving the sun and not the cold & not needing special care hopefully. Flowering now with a few small fruits on it which is nice!

Planted: 2012

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Panama Berry 9/10

Gilbert's Edible Fruits
Update: 2082 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Beautiful fruit - if the birds don't get it before me!!

Height 2 metres

Qty: 3

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Panama Berry

Chris4's Edible Fruits
Update: 1672 days 2hrs

Comments: -

just planted Dec 09

Pollination: No


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Panama Berry

Daniuel's Edible Fruits
Update: 1626 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Had a few flowers on it when it arrived, but quickly lost them, then its leaves, then died as weather got colder in Autumn and Winter. Replaced the plant with a new one in Spring. Not looking too happy either, but hoping it will pick up and survive in the warm weather..

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Panama Berry

Dory's Edible Fruits
Update: 1026 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Fast growing good looking tree. Planted in Sep 2011 and it is nearly 2m tall, but still no fruit. I had one berry so far. Flowers are falling off for some reason. I hope it starts fruiting soon. I read about this tree and decided to grow it for the supposedly abudant fruit.

Fruiting Months February

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Grasshoppers are hand picked and fed to chickens.

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

Why are the flowers falling off?


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Panama Berry

Glennis1's Edible Fruits
Update: 509 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Height .4mts (20/11/2012)

Lots of green fruit and tons of flowers  oct 2013 . The pulp tastes like caramel with a skin after taste of fart .

Planted: 2012

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Panama Berry (Seedling) 9/10

Fruitful's Edible Fruits
Update: 838 days 12hrs

Comments: - Apparently this tree fruits for most of the year and after hearing the berries taste like caramel - well I bought 2! It is also a great shade tree with an umbrella style shape when mature. The leaves are soft and velvety and after planting it 3mths ago already it is fruiting. I also read that the Panama Berry is one of the fastest growing trees you can find. 

Planted: 2012

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter

Pest Control: No Pests!

Organic Status:Organic


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Panama Berry (Seedling) 10/10

Sean1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1221 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Read about this at Happy Earth & has good reviews from Daleys customers. In a bonsai bag

Planted: 2011

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol, dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Panama Berry (Seedling) 2/10

Petes1's Edible Fruits
Update: 526 days 22hrs

Comments: - Seemed very susceptible to dry conditions - even in spring when it wasnt extremely hot. 


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Panama Berry 10/10

Susan1's Edible Fruits
Update: 109 days 1hrs

Comments: - I've only ever had 2 berries, one from a friend at work who bought one in for me to try.  That convinced me that I HAD to have this tree in my yard.  The most beautiful tasting berry - sort of like caramel.  The second one I just ate off my little tree.  Just as gorgeous.  Only complaint - they are tiny and my tree, while growing fast, is still not big enough to produce enough to satisfy me.

Planted: 2014

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 0.5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: No pests so far except the chickens - they will eat the fruit off the plant as it is still small enough for them to reach


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Panama Berry 9/10

Davewastech's Edible Fruits
Update: 41 days 22hrs

Comments: - Extraordinary fast growing (3m/year in Sydney), attractive tree. Fruit are pleasant, very sweet and juicy.

Fruiting Months February and March

Planted: 2013

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pruned By: 50% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

None. No fruit fly (yet)

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Panama Berry (Cutting) 10/10

Waterfall's Edible Fruits
Update: 8 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Grows very fast, gets lots of fruits which taste like caramel popcorn. Looks a bit sad in the Sydney winter but takes off again in spring, needs plenty of water.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, September, October, November, December

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

Needs protection from birds when fruiting.


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Panama Berry

Delldgm's Edible Fruits
Update: 2083 days 21hrs

Comments: -

died during major heat wave whilst on holidays, was doing well until then


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Panama Berry

Dekka's Edible Fruits
Update: 2095 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Frost


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Panama Berry

Ussher's Edible Fruits
Update: 1324 days 1hrs

Planted: 2011

Height 1 metres

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Panama Berry (Seedling)

Jaz's Edible Fruits
Update: 457 days 5hrs

Comments: - It looks beautiful!  I have one fruit growing on the tree now, but the rest of the flowers keep falling off.


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