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Surinam Cherry, Red

Surinam Cherry, Red

This plant IS available for shipping ONLY in 3 inch pot and Large Tree Pot sizes.

Regular price $60.00 USD
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One of our favorite backyard fruits for California!  Surinam Cherry is a stunning tree, with glossy green foliage and red new growth tips that produces of the most delicious and unique tasting fruits we've had.

The jewel like Surinam cherries have a sweet, fragrant, and almost spiced flavor that is unlike anything else you've had. The tree is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree that is native to South America. This tree is prized for its ornamental value, as well as its delicious and nutritious fruit.

The Surinam cherry tree can grow up to 20 feet tall and has glossy, dark green leaves that are 2 to 6 inches long. The tree produces small, fragrant white flowers that bloom in the spring and summer, which are followed by small, bright red to black fruit that resembles a cherry. The fruit is juicy and sweet, with a slightly tart flavor, and is rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants.

In addition to its ornamental and culinary value, the Surinam cherry tree is also used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments, including fever, coughs, and diarrhea. The tree is also known to attract birds and other wildlife, making it a great addition to any backyard or garden.


Botanic Name: Eugenia uniflora
Common Names: Surinam Cherry, Pitanga,
Native to: Surinam
Lifespan: Perennial
Recommended Size for Container Growing: 15 gallon
Hardiness Zone: 9b to 11
Fruiting Season: Early Summer and Fall
Growth Structure: 6 to 10 ft bushy tree
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Water Preference: ★ ★
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