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Randia Formosa


 'Blackberry Jam Fruit' 

Jasmin de Rosa

Family: Rubiaceae

Central and South America

Randia Formosa

Synonym:Mussaenda formosa
Synonym:Randia mussaenda
Synonym:Basanacantha macrocarpa
Synonym:Basanacantha mollis

Randia Formosa 'Blackberry Jam Fruit

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Randia Formosa 'Blackberry Jam Fruit Randia Formosa 'Blackberry Jam Fruit
Randia Formosa 'Blackberry Jam Fruit



Randia formosa is a rare tropical to subtropical fruit, growing as a small evergreen bushy shrub, usually only 4-5 ft tall in the ground and 3-4 ft in container. It can be easily trained into a miniature bonsai tree.

The plant is closely related to gardenia and produces 1.5-2 inch star shaped, very fragrant, tubular white flowers that attract nocturnal moths. Olive-shaped yellow fruits are woody shelled, about 1 inch size and look like small loquats.

This is one of those fun rare fruits that is always an eye-catcher in your garden!





      The fruit's sweet black soft pulp tasting just like 'Blackberry Jam', loved by both children and adults. You can make preserves from this fruit!

         Not too sweet and actually tastes even better than any preserve. When you see this very ornamental shrub all covered by yellow fruit, you will want to pluck the numerous exotic fruits, crack open one, and suck out the sweet and tasty pulp.

Randia Formosa 'Blackberry Jam Fruit
Randia Formosa 'Blackberry Jam Fruit Randia Formosa 'Blackberry Jam Fruit

A beautiful evergreen shrub, with white, star shaped, very fragrant, tubular flowers that attract nocturnal moths.

Besides tasty fruit, the plant has many other cool aspects.

  • Slow and compact grower. For years, it can be grown in 3-5 gal container, reaching 3-4 ft in height.

  • Branching habit and a dense pretty foliage.

  • Tolerates shade and will flower and fruit in filtered light, which is appreciated by container gardeners who grow these plants indoors or in a crowded greenhouse.

  • Flowers are gardenia-like and have pleasant sweet fragrance, although not as strong as gardenias. When in bloom, the bush is all covered with star-shaped flowers.

  • Starts fruiting in young age - 1-1.5 year from seed. 1-3 gallon container plants start blooming and fruiting when reach about 2 ft tall.

  • Heavy producer. A small 3 ft plant in 3 gal container can bear as many as 25-30 fruit at a time. Blooming/fruiting period continues for a few months, new flowers appear while the first fruit start to ripen.

  • Fall/winter bloomer. Enjoy fragrance and fruit when other plants are off-season!

  • Likes container culture. It requires acidic soil and will feel happy in a well-drained potting mix.



Height: 4-8 ft. (1.2-2.4 m)

Spacing: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color: White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Summer/Early Fall

Foliage: Evergreen

Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. Flowers are fragrant.
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater.

Randia formosa is easy in cultivation. The two most important requirements are - acidic soil and good drainage. If these two conditions are missing, most likely the leaves may turn chlorotic (yellow with green veins) once there is a chance of a slight over-watering. Use slow-release fertilizer and apply microelements on regular basis to avoid possible chlorosis.

Randia Formosa 'Blackberry Jam Fruit


Blackberry Jam Fruit can take both sun and shade. However, in filtered light leaves look healthier and greener.

The plant is relatively cold hardy and is said to withstand as low as 26F. However, young plants are more sensitive and should be protected from chill winds and frost. During cold period, watering should be reduced, otherwise leaves may become chlorotic - Randia formosa is very sensitive to over-watering particularly during cool season.

The Blackberry Jam Fruit is definitely a conversation piece, and tasting a "Blackberry Jam" from a gem of your rare fruit collection will always bring joy to your family, friends and garden visitors.

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