Model # Viva! 1 gallon

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Miracle Fruit

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Product Overview

Miracle Fruit are beneficial to chemotherapy patients, diabetics and dieters. The fruit contains a unique glycoprotein called miraculin that inhibits the tongue’s perception of sour flavors. The effects are experienced by moving the pleasant tasting fruit over the tongue and then discarding the seed. For up to an hour all bitter and sour flavors will be masked and everything consumed will taste sweet. The fruit are commonly used as a novelty, but they are also valuable for medicinal and dietary purposes as well. Miracle Fruit can mask the metallic flavor food gets after a chemo treatment, thereby acting somewhat like an appetite stimulant. By eliminating that intense metallic flavor the overwhelming sense of nausea and aversion to food vanishes. Chemo patients are able to enjoy a simple meal after using a Miracle Fruit and this can help improve quality of life, reverse unwanted weight loss and help speed recovery. Miracle Fruit can help diabetics and dieters naturally reduce or even eliminate their sugar intake without sacrificing their favorite foods, drinks or desserts. It is not an artificial sweetener. It is an all natural way to enjoy sweet flavors and keep blood glucose levels in the target range without the risk of overloading with unwanted carbohydrates.

  • Make sour taste sweet
  • Alleviates some side effects of chemotherapy
  • Diabetics and dieters can use them to reduce sugar intake
  • Best grown in a pot with filtered light and make perfect patio plants
  • Plants are fruit bearing age already and fruit throughout the year
  • Make great gifts



Mature Height
Planting Depth (in.)
0 in


Additional Characteristics
None Listed
Annual / Perennial
Botanical Name
Synsepalum dulcificum
Chilling Requirements (hours)
Common Name
Miracle Berry
Days to Harvest
Edible Type
Hardiness Zone
10 (30 to 40 F)
Shipped As
Sun Tolerance
Part Sun

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Customer Questions & Answers

how long does it take for this tree to produce fruit.

How long does it take for this tree to produce fruit.
Asked by: Babycakes
However long it takes for the plant to reach approximately 2 feet tall. I say it this way because not everyone gives the same care to their plant as another, so while one may not fertilize often, another may, so the one that fetilizes will see a 2 foot tall tree sooner than the one that doesnt fertilize. Another may keep their plants indoors year round in a cool environment while another keeps their plant outdoors in parial sun throughout the growing season, bringing it in for the winter. So the one that gives the plant outdoor time will see significant growth and reach 2 feet sooner than the one kept indoors year round in cooler temps. So you see, there are many factors that determine the WHEN of this plants fruiting age or size. One persons tree, seed grown, could take three years to reach fruiting age while anothers would take 4 or more. It all depends on the persons husbandry practices.
Answered by: BabyDoll
Date published: 2016-01-25

When will it be available to buy?

Asked by: Gracie
Please let me know
Answered by: 3H
Date published: 2016-06-27

When will miracle tree be available?

Asked by: H3
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. This item has been discontinued. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2016-12-05

Do you sell larger size plants (e.g. 3 gal)?

Asked by: Dee
Hi Dee, unfortunately we do not offer the Miracle Fruit in a larger size on We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot!
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2016-01-25
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Customer Reviews

Miracle Fruit is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "TOTALLY BEYOND WORDS" - impressed!!! I was, to say the least, VERY skeptical about ordering two of these through anything other than some well-known online nurseries. HOME DEPOT?? C'mon. They are where you go for home repairs and improvements, NOT where you buy plants online. BUT - price won out. I figured whatever I got I could try to nurse back to health to save some money, and was prepared to do so. What I GOT????? WOW. Just....WOW! Fully leaved, VERY well packed, VERY healthy......they were both absolutely "show off in beautiful pots on the porch" ready right out of the box!!! SO - that is exactly where they are right now - already in beautiful pots, framing my front steps beautifully, two days out of the box!!! I am SO VERY impressed, Home Depot. I am gladly eating my words about being skeptical, and I am back today to peruse MORE plants. SO. VERY. IMPRESSED.
Date published: 2014-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just like picture in description The plant was very well packed and in full leaf with sturdy woody stems like the picture. I am going to plant it a container and put it on my front porch (partial shade). I was leary about ordering online because of the comments about getting a bare stem so I only ordered one. Wish I had ordered two. I am going to HD this afternoon and check with the garden center to see if they are going to stock it. I have been looking to buy this plant for two years. This is the best price for size of plant that I've seen. They bear fruit when they are about two feet tall. Mine was about 19" so I hope it will bear fruit this year. They have to be in containers in Ohio (zone 6) so the I also had to make the commitment to bringing them inside. (love gardening but I don't do houseplants.) I will update the review in the fall and post another picture.
Date published: 2014-04-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The Plants Arrived Dead, Completely Dried Out My plants both arrived dried out and dead. No Sign of life at all.
Date published: 2013-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally Impressed! I am So impressed! I placed my order Monday night and received my Miracle Fruit plant Wednesday! The plant looks Exactly like in the photo - how often does that happen? Perfectly packaged. Excellent value, Super fast shipping, & well-packaged. Definitely recommend the Home Depot online plant center and I will be back! :-D
Date published: 2014-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent healthy with green leaves at delivery Excellent healthy with green leaves at delivery with also new growing leaves. There were two flowers grown within 1 week. This is third wee. Lots of flowers will be blooming within 2/3 days. Perfect online deal. We are happy.
Date published: 2014-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Miracle Fruit Plant Received in Excellent Condition Unlike other purchasers of this item I received my plant in excellent condition. It was bigger than I expected. It is probably at least a four year old plant with a lot of branching. I have had it close to two months and it is starting to bloom. I obtained it January 23 in my residence in California. For the size of plant and the price it was a great value. I wander why the other buyers received dry plants?
Date published: 2014-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Happy! My two plants arrived healthy and one even has flower buds on it! I am happy and surprised how large they were compared to others on the market for this price. I'm getting ready to order more of these!
Date published: 2014-04-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ouch! I purchased three trees. They arrived a week late (got quaranteened by California Ag department). By the time I got the trees, they were all dried up. Pretty sad. I think the trees would be fanstastic deal if they had arrived alive. They were a good size and well potted. Unfortunately, no water and no light and no love for a couple of weeks does not suit these little plants.
Date published: 2014-01-15
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