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My Barbados cherry fruit shrub is covered in flowers. Bioflavinoids!

“Jewelry, cut flowers and an evening out of the kitchen are traditional gifts for Mother’s day. But fine jewelry is expensive, cut flowers don’t last, and the dinner out on the town is just a fleeting moment of pleasure. Mothers like things that are pretty, and that are appreciated long after the gift is given. This year, consider a colorful addition to her landscape that is delicious, nutritious and easy to care for - Barbados Cherry. Information for today’s column come from the University of Florida Fact Sheet on this amazing tropical fruit.” – UF/IFAS Extension Service