Grafted Black Surinam Cherry (Eugenia uniflora)
The Grafted Black Surinam Cherry is a rare variety of Surinam Cherry that produces deep rich black fruit! The dark black fruit has a superb flavor that is sweeter and less resinous then the red fruit. Our Black Surinam Cherry trees are about 3 to 4 feet tall, grafted, and ready to fruit!
Ripe Surinam cherries are soft to the touch with a thin skin, they are tart and acidic. The fruit is best when totally ripe, dark in color, and soft to the touch. Under ripe fruit is often bitter and astringent. The darker the fruit the better the flavor! Surinam Cherry plants are very vigorous and fast growers. It's primarily grown as a hedge or natural privacy fence and will succeed in a variety of locations, reaching around 10-12 feet tall and wide if given the space.
Surnam Cherry (Eugenia uniflora) is known by many names throughout the tropical world, including pitanga, Suriname cherry, Brazilian cherry, Cayenne cherry, cerisier carré, monkimonki kersie or ñangapirí, is a flowering plant in the family Myrtaceae, native to tropical South America's east coast ranging from Suriname Suriname, French Guiana to southern Brazil, as well as Uruguay and parts of Paraguay and Argentina. Surinam Cherries can be found growing in most tropical regions around the world, from the Philippines to Hawaii, and from Haiti to the West African country of Nigeria.