Surinam Cherry

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.

Planted Varieties