Scientific Name: Eugenia uniflora
Other Names: Pitanga, Brazilian cherry, Cayenne cherry
Description: The Surinam Cherry is a shrub or small tree with very interesting looking fruit. The plant grows well in Florida but the flavor of the fruit is quite variable depending on the variety.
Permaculture Uses: Edible fruit
Propagation: Seeds, seedling volunteers around parent plant
Pollination: Self pollinating
Local Challenges: None noted.