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Miracle Fruit Tree (Synsepalum dulcificum)

OriginWest Africa

Max Ht in container: 4'-6' ft. 

Max Ht in ground: 10'-15' ft

Soil pH: 4.5-5.8                                    

Winter Hardiness:  35° F                                 

Light: (shade-sun 1-5) 3-5 

10960 Leitz Rd, Houston, TX 77075   Phone 832-713-4319  Tom@HoustonBambooNursery.com 

     Synsepalum dulcificum, also known as the miracle fruit, is a plant with a berry that when eaten, causes sour foods (such as lemons and limes) subsequently consumed to taste sweet. This effect is due to miraculin, which is used commercially as a sugar substitue. Common names for this species and its berry include miracle fruit, miracle berry, miraculous berry, and sweet berry.


The berry itself has a low sugar content and a mildly sweet tang. It contains a glycoprotein molecule, with some trailing carbohydrate chains, called miraculin.  When the fleshy part of the fruit is eaten, this molecule binds to the tongue's taste buds, causing sour foods to taste sweet. At neutral pH, miraculin binds and blocks the receptors, but at low pH (resulting from ingestion of sour foods) miraculin binds protons and becomes able to activate the sweet receptors, resulting in the perception of sweet taste.  This effect lasts until the protein is washed away by saliva (up to about 60 minutes)

miracle fruit berries
miracle fruit berry
Miracle Fruit Tree (Synsepalum dulcificum)

*Med tree will yield over 50 miracle berries

*Lg tree will yield over 100 miracle berries

miracle fruit large tree

Save up to $3 each berry!

Our large tree can yield over

100 berries every 3 months!

This tree is a great investment!