General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet, possibly taller
Leaves: Evergreen
Broadleaf
Other: Prickly, pubescent/hairy
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Globose berry, immature green with white veining resembling tiny watermelons. Yellow at maturity; each containing 150 to 400 seeds.
Fruiting Time: Late winter or early spring
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Winter
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: Leaves and unripe green fruit contain toxic alkaloids.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Root
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Common names
  • Tropical Soda Apple

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Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Location: Rainforest, Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-23
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2018-06-22
Juvenile plant
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2018-06-22
Leaf reverse showing thorns.
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2018-06-22
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2018-06-22
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2018-06-22
Location: Rainforest, Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-23
Location: rainforest, Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2010-02-11
Location: Rainforest, Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-23
Location: Rainforest, Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2014-01-22
Location: Rainforest, Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2014-01-20
Location: Rainforest, Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-23

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