Tuesday, May 24, 2016


 Other names this plant is known by are; Eugenia Uniflora, Brazilian Pitanga and Cherries of the Rio Grande.
Chomba Pitanga

Surinam Cherry tree's generally available in two varieties, more common red and purple or black. The red when fully ripe are very sweet, but the purple/black are even sweeter. I've had two red Surinam cherry tree's for a few years and eat so many that I get tried of them. My wife just acquired a black one with I will be planting as soon  as I figure out where to put it. At the present, we eat them out of hand, I'm told they make a nice juice or jam.