Surinam black cherry
Black Surinam Cherryis a rare fruit and is a sweetest one. It is grafted . . Reliable producer of very tasty fruit .
Shown here is Surinam cherry plant. The fruit is black in color when ripe.
I Planted it less than two years ago , had flower last year but no fruits .This year have few small fruits. Needs frost protection when plant is young. Mature plants are more hardy and can tolerate temp in mid 20s. Needs afternoon shade to have good growth.
Provide protection in winter and afternoon shade in summer especially when the plants are young. I planted it close to other tropical plants to have sun protection by getting shade from other trees and create its own Micro Climate
It has a thick layer of compost mulch. Water deeply for few hours every week from spring to fall. During the hottest days of summer it needs watering more frequently.
The flowers are use as antiseptic , antispasmodic and to treat symptoms of a cold..Fruit and juice are use in treatment of diarrhea ,dysentery and sore throat.