Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum)

The miracle fruit is a small compact bush in the Sapotaceae family from the tropical jungles of west Africa. The small, bright red fruit act on the sour taste receptors of the taste buds by turning all sour foods sweet for about a two hour period. Sour, acidic fruits, such as lemons, tamarinds, and pineapples, will be transformed into sweet treats after eating just one miracle fruit. The slow growing plants make excellent container plants.
They prefer partial shade and fruit intermittently throughout the year.