Surinam Cherry (Eugenia uniflora)

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Surinam Cherry is a perennial evergreen fruit tree that produces an abundance of bright red tropical cherry fruit.  The unique fruit is equally delicious, nutritious, and ornamental and has a rich, sweet, unique flavor. 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. 

Surinam Cherry plants are very vigorous and fast growers. It's primarily grown as a hedge and will succeed in a variety of locations, reaching up to 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 and 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:
Tropical/Subtropical Perennial Evergreen Fruit Tree/Fruiting Shrub

Harvest Season:
Spring, Summer, depending on variety

Mature Size:
 6-25 ft tall, depending on variety

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

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Fast, Medium

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-12 with frost protection until established; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation:
Small/Medium Pot Sizes: Grown from seed or tissue culture and will be mature enough to potentially fruit within 2-3 years.
Large Pot Size: Grown from seed or tissue culture and capable to produce within 1 year. 

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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 (frost protection until established); 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 are capable of fruiting within 1-2 years.

X-Large Pot Size: Our Grafted Black Surinam Cherry trees are capable of fruiting now.

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4.4
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
Based on 7 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 5 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 1 Total 1 star reviews: 0
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7 reviews
  • CH
    Chad H.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 1-5
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 months ago
    Surinam Cherry Seedling

    My seeding arrived quickly in the mail, the packaging was great so the seedling didn't get damaged in shipping. Two weeks later the seeding seems to be really healthy and thriving.

  • SD
    Steve D.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? Yes
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    My opinion

    Too early to tell. :-)

  • M
    Meghan
    I do not recommend this product
    Rated 2 out of 5 stars
    9 months ago
    2 Stars

    Came wilted and dry. One of the plants had only two very small leaves on it. Looks sickly. Disappointing especially with the price I paid for them. Took them out of box as soon as they arrived. Customer service has ignored me on this and another package I received.

  • VL
    Vince L.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Wonderful starter plant!

    The seedling arrived very quickly and extremely healthy. They are very fast growers, and I have childhood memories of my mother using them to make pies with.

  • M
    MAKENZIE
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    5 Stars

    Great plant, continues to flourish excited for spring!

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