Grafted Black Surinam Cherry (Eugenia uniflora)

Grafted Black Surinam Cherry (Eugenia uniflora)

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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.

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
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.

Our Grafted Black Surinam Cherry trees are ready to produce now.

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More Reasons to Grow Surinam Cherry Trees

Both Red and Black Surinam Cherry fruit are a great source of vitamins A and C, calcium, iron and phosphorus. They contain anthocyanin, a potent antioxidant.

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