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Rob's Cool Fruit

Fully double white with rose edging.  Lovely green, white, and yellow variegated foliage.  Small semiminiature--our strain grows quite small.  AVSA #8608.


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Rob's Cool Fruit

Average Rating 4.9 out of 5

Beautiful plant

My order arrived today in perfect condition and all plants are very healthy. This little beauty has nice variegation and excited to see it bloom. I also received a free plant and it is one I have never seen listed for sale but it’s gorgeous!! So happy with the Violet Barn.

Debora Dickerson Aug 24 2023, 17:02 PM

Rob's Cool Fruit

Absolutely gorgeous leaves and budding nicely after arriving in 90°+ heat. A joy to own.

Rebecca Shaw Jul 27 2023, 10:04 AM


The blooms are so delicate, the color is perfect, even when not blooming, the leaves are so pretty to look at. I’m giving this sweetheart 5 stars, it grew and bloomed for me even though I’m not an expert

Anonymous Jun 20 2023, 14:09 PM

Simply Devine!

A profuse bloomer with a gorgeous shade of pink! I love the variegation on the leaves. I think this is one of my favorite semi-miniatures. I've never been disappointed with the Violet Barn. Their African Violets are top notch!

Dena Marquez Feb 05 2023, 12:38 PM

Small and charming

The leaves alone are enough to hook me. Beautiful colored blooms are bountiful. Very nice symmetry without having to fuss with it too much which is a plus.

Ashley Speranzella Feb 24 2022, 20:51 PM

One of my all time favorites!

I just love this plant! Beautiful foliage and blooms.

Marie Cajigas Feb 24 2022, 07:59 AM


such a pretty little violet with stunning foliage, can't wait to see the blooms!

Kelly Vaz Nov 23 2021, 16:45 PM


Robs Cool Fruit was given to me as a gift and I was delighted! Lots of blooms and couldn’t ask for more expert packing. The little plant is doing well!!

Vicki Nelson May 31 2020, 21:15 PM

So easy to grow!

I purchased this plant from violet barn about two years ago. It has been my happiest mini violet ever! Mine prefers to grow under lights in a humid area.

sara ponikvar Apr 23 2020, 10:10 AM

Beautiful Semiminiature

Rob’s Cool Fruit has such beautiful blossoms and foliage. I had one years ago and I’m coming back for another. Thank you Violet Barn for your wonderful African violets! Lori Wilson

Lori Wilson Dec 10 2019, 12:09 PM


I bought this little av before and ordering her again for her beautiful foliage. Thank you again.

Irene Fukuji Oct 20 2019, 13:17 PM

Rob's Cool Fruit

This is a fantastic little plant! Considering buying a second one for my mom's birthday.

Megan McCrary Feb 13 2019, 18:03 PM

So Beautiful!

Rob’s Cool Fruit is one of my favorite minis, The flower is so dainty and gorgeous in various shades of pink. It is a must have for me!

Lori Wilson Aug 08 2018, 16:07 PM

Ron's Cool Fruit

I am excited about growing minis. I have moved and space is tight,but these little guys will allow me the ability to continue loving violets. Thank you!

PATRICIA LYNN PARKER Jul 19 2018, 20:09 PM

If I could only have one, this would be it

I've had this little violet for years now, and it never disappoints. I love the sweet sweet color of the flowers, and the foliage is always pretty - and the combination of flower and foliage is irresistible.

Leslie Goodwin Jul 08 2018, 14:43 PM

A cool fruit indeed!

Wonderful colors, effortless symmetry, adorable pom-pom blossoms. I have had my Cool Fruit for almost four years, and it has been an easy grower and willing bloomer, even in the middle of winter when the foliage turns almost completely white in response to the chilly indoor temps in my unheated house (often 65 degrees during the day and as low as 55 degrees at night). It is equally tolerant of our hot, dry desert summers. Highly recommend!

Seo Hwang Apr 12 2018, 17:44 PM

Cool Only Begins to Describe This Cultivar

I bought this plant a while back and it is just adorable. The foliage alone is spectacular. The flowers are an extra treat. Highly recommended for a miniature violet. Well worth the purchasing for those who love minis.

Wayne Berman Mar 29 2018, 04:55 AM


Just as pretty as the picture!

Diann Klotzbier Oct 09 2017, 14:27 PM


Just received my box, packed so well. Rob's Cool Fruit was one of the plants. I love it!! It is so healthy looking, can't wait for it to bloom!

Julie Rice Mar 30 2017, 11:57 AM


Just got this one and it came with flowers. Well packed and I'm so exited to have it. Thank u so much.

Olga Krysinski Mar 24 2017, 01:20 AM

Love it

I just received this little cutie. The foliage is very orettt and so neat and dainty. My violet came with a few buds and I can't wait to watch them bloom.

Kerri Reinert Dec 30 2016, 17:58 PM


Beautiful and dainty. Can't wait till it blooms.

Barb Nixon Dec 09 2016, 13:06 PM

Always a surprise AV

I had this AV for couple years now , love it very much, and it surprises me with the change of it's foliage sometimes it's normal, but sometimes it's almost a logifolia , really cool ( don't know why it's doing it) Great bloomer, easy grower, never had a problems, very recommend :)))

Maria Campbell Jul 01 2016, 19:43 PM

Fantastic foliage and blooms!

I got this plant last month and it just started blooming. It has adorable pink and white double blooms that are held above perfectly formed variegated foliage. I especially love the gorgeous foliage. Fantastic little plant.

Sara K Hendrickson Jun 23 2016, 02:45 AM

My First Semi-Miniature

I still remember the day that I opened up a box many years ago and excitedly saw Robs Cool Fruit, a small plant with leaves that were stunning. I remember watching in earnest each day as the flower buds developed. I already thought it was a pretty plant with just the leaves, but man it just gets better with the flowers. This is a great plant!

Ryan Ferre Jun 15 2016, 16:03 PM

This is a good bloomer!

This hybrid really likes to bloom, and grows evenly and well-shaped. It doesn't seem to be particular about growing conditions. The babies/young plants don't like to be overwatered.. but give them a few weeks of age, and they are strong. One of my favorites.

Debbie Stout May 26 2016, 19:02 PM

blooms non-stop

Got this on in spring, such a beautiful almost constant bloomer. Foliage is just stunning. Very easy to take care of. I Love this violet a lot.

Maria Campbell Nov 08 2015, 10:04 AM


Arrived in perfect condition and after about 3 months it has 2 perfect blooms. My blooms almost look like little cabbage roses...so pretty!

Shannon Thelen Jul 05 2015, 22:08 PM


I have this in a terrarium at work and it is quite happy. It took a few months to bloom but has amazing crown variegation to tide you over.

Elizabeth Potter Jun 09 2015, 01:14 AM

Amazing foliage!

This perfect little plant is very pretty. The leaves are multiple colors and the flowers look like works of art. Gorgeous!

Shannon Thelen Jun 03 2015, 01:58 AM

If at first you don't succeed...try,try again!

I struggle to give this five stars or just one. Loved this plant. It just didn't love me. It survived the size of a quarter with leaves in a perfect rosettefor nearly six months. The plant itself looked like a blossom. Sadly, I couldn't get the leaves to green up. They were almost completely white when the plant started to fail. Perhaps a result from being grown too cool (a side-effect of Canadian winters). It won't stop me from trying again. While this runt didn't make it, I will certainly be trying again!

Gregory Roth Apr 07 2015, 18:35 PM

Fun name for a cute plant

I have had this sweet little violet for over 1 year. It is a very cute plant. I guess the name caught my attention when I purchased it, and of all my violets, the name always pops into my head when I see it in bloom. The blooms are so delicate and pretty. It makes me feel a bit happier when I see it in bloom.

Suzanne Wagner Oct 07 2014, 20:32 PM

cool fruit

Lost my cool fruit due to a transfer to a new hospital, just as it was going gang busters. So pretty, it looked fake. I have ordered 2 more can't wait to get them.

Susan Burgess Sep 28 2014, 10:47 AM

Beautiful plant

The foliage is absolutely beautiful on it's own - can't wait for the blooms.

Paul Gerthoffer Sep 19 2014, 16:14 PM

Robs Cool Fruit

I have had this "little fruit" for just a week. One of the prettiest rosettes I have ever see. She is at the front of her shelf and will stay there!

Susan Burgess Aug 22 2014, 17:39 PM

Charming Little Violet

I received this plant a short time ago and now it is loaded with blooms and buds. The pink and rose colors on the flower petals are a lovely combination. I wish I had ordered this one long before!

Lori Wilson Jun 28 2014, 20:46 PM


I have always raised standard violets. I was a little scared to try miniatures but this little beauty has been so easy to grow and just a joy to be around! I look at it every day. It's so awesome to see something so tiny be so beautiful! And takes up so much less room. I can have more.

Anonymous Jun 24 2014, 11:47 AM

Beautiful leaves !!

I loved this little violet. However we left for a vacation for the holidays and while we were gone it didn't Make it. My fault of course but the leaves were very beautiful and I wish I would have been able to see the blooms! May have to order again to see!

Tiffany Ellsworth Jan 07 2014, 01:33 AM


This cute little plant came in perfect condition, with several blooms and buds already on it! It been a few weeks and the blooms keep coming, little delicate peachy pink blossoms, and the leaves are beautifully variegated. Lovely little miniature!

Jessica Helie Oct 17 2013, 19:24 PM

Cutest little plant!

I got this plant and two others with my first order, and they arrived in perfect condition. The packaging is bomb proof it's so secure and well insulated. This beautiful plant arrived full of cute cherry blossom pink blooms. The leaves are a fresh juicy green, only lightly variegated at the moment. The plants were all so healthy and vigorous. I'm so happy with my order.

Wenjia Wang Sep 09 2013, 03:33 AM

Adorable little blooms!

Love this little plant. Although, sometimes it's all pink, I still love it's fully double blooms.

Chinda Aug 30 2013, 19:27 PM

Rob's Cool Fruit

This is a very petite plant. It is definitely my smallest semi-miniature. It has little pinhead buds which have been opening very slowly. The flower color seems to me to be a rose pink which is very pretty. The leaves are variegated, slightly pointed which is attractive with the very round flowers. All in all, it's really a darling little plant! Indeed, quite delightful to look at!

Mary Ann spiller Aug 22 2013, 17:52 PM

Cuttest violet

This is a very cute violet. So tiny and the color of the leaves and the pink tone makes a perfect combination.

Lorenza Montes Aug 18 2013, 19:00 PM

Beautiful Foliage

Mine arrived quickly and in perfect condition. It has not bloomed yet but it is going to soon. I love the variegated foliage and I can't wait to see the blooms in combination with the leaves. Definitely a winner.

Stephanie King Jul 24 2013, 10:23 AM

great plant

Rob's Cool Fruit is a great plant. This plant stays symmetric by itself with little or sometimes no grooming. I LOVE this plant especially because of its variegation on its leaves and the blooms are a slight pink color. Pictures can't show fully how beautiful this plant is :)

Gabrielle Sep 19 2012, 16:08 PM

even for dummies

This is the most fool-proof violet of any type that I have ever grown! I mostly have larger varieties and this was in a group of smaller violets that I ordered just to "try out". Boy have I been surprised at Cool Fruit. It is always in bloom, but I would happily grow it for the leaves alone. The variegation is breathtaking, but the perfect symmetry just happens with no effort at all. This violet easily gets my highest rating. If you are going to try a smaller variety, please put this one on your list!

James S Aug 27 2012, 12:39 PM

My Favorite!

This is a fantastic little plant! I'm usually not a fan of pink, but this is my favorite african violet. The variegation on the foliage is striking and combined with the ethereal blossoms is just lovely. It never stops blooming and grows in a perfect rosette. Even when I make mistakes that might kill a lesser plant, it bounces back quickly and still looks like it's ready for show.

Sheena Nov 15 2011, 12:38 PM

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