Growing Guide: Surinam Cherry

Plant Type
Perennial Evergreen Fruit Tree / Fruiting Shrub

Harvest Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter (depending on location)

In Florida, the largest crop is in the Spring with a second smaller crop in the summer.  Surinam Cherry fruits can develop and ripen quickly, only 3-4 weeks after the flowers open!

Mature Size
10-12 ft tall and wide

Soil & Moisture
Likes moist, rich well-draining soil. 

Surinam Cherry Trees respond quickly to irrigation, the fruit rapidly becoming larger and sweeter in flavor after a good watering. 

Light Requirements
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile
Yes

Growth Rate
Fast, Medium

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9-12; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation
Medium Pot Size: Our Surinam Cherry seedlings were cultivated from hand-selected varieties of great producing trees with optimal flavored fruit collected throughout our food forest. They will fruit within 1-2 years.

X-Large Pot Size: Our Grafted Black Surinam Cherry trees are ready to produce now.

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