Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Cheri Cherries


Our Surinam cherries are ready to eat. In Florida, the Surinam cherry is one of the most common hedge plants throughout the central and southern parts of the state and the Florida Keys.

Other countries where it can be found .
The plant is native from Surinam, Guyana and French Guiana to southern Brazil (especially the states of Rio de Janeiro, Paraña, Santa Catharina and Rio Grande do Sul), and to northern, eastern and central Uruguay.
It grows wild in thickets on the banks of the Pilcomayo River in Paraguay.

Italy, India.  Argentina, Venezuela and Colombia; also along the Atlantic coast of Central America; and in some islands of the West Indies–the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, St. Thomas, St. Croix, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and in the Bahamas and Bermuda.
Hawaii, Samoa, India and Ceylon as an ornamental plant and occasionally in tropical Africa, southern China and in the Philippines and is in Israel since1922

Thank you Yamini for this LINK to info about them, which is where this info is from.


In a Prior Post in 2/18/2018, I showed you the flowers for our Surinam cherry hedge, known as Florida Cherries to me. Sunday 4/22/2018, 2 months later, the bush is FULL of Cherries. The bush is groaning with about 100 cherries and they are delish.
 CLICK here for photos of the flowers and cherries on Google Search

can you find ME in this photo? same color as the cherries
UPDATE AT 9:40 AM TODAY... I STEPPED IN BACK YARD TO DO MY LAPS AROUND THE POOL DECK AND WHAT TO MY WONDERING EYES DID APPEAR??? A GIANT CROW SITTING ON THE BUSH EATING CHERRIES.
PS... we knew there were missing cherries and we found half eaten ones on the ground and accused Jake of eating them and were fretting over if they would make him sick... NOPE! it's a crow....


that is my finger in pic to show the size of these beauties

Found in research the bushes are used for hedges and the cherries are mostly eaten by children. I ate them as a child and Bob did not know they existed and these two adults are pigging OUT...
Yes, they are legal for my diet plan. woo hoo


19 comments:

Anonymous said...

How interesting! Happy that they are on your diet! I had to look, but I found you in the one pic.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
They look lush... wish I could just reach into the screen!!! YAM xx

Karen said...

I love cherries, but I had never heard of these! I bet they are delicious.

Weekend-Windup said...

WOW! Color attracts me a lot to have a bite of it. Yummy:)

Jo said...

Those cherries look yummy. Yes, I found you in the picture!

Madi and Mom said...

I see you MS....do the Surinam cherries taste like the Bing Cherries in the grocery store?
Mom once got sick (pigged out on chocolate covered cherries) and she has never had a cherry since
Hugs madi your bfff

Chatty Crone said...

Okay are they sweet like a cherry or more like a tomato?

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I don't think I've ever seen those in person anywhere. So they are edible. How do they taste?

Julie said...

Hehe, that was a cheeky crow stealing the cherries.
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Ginny Hartzler said...

Wow! I have never seen or heard of such a thing. They look like tiny peppers, or heirloom tomatoes. Do they have a pit? Phil loves cherries, especially the Ranier.

Pam Jackson said...

I have never heard of them or eaten them that I know of. Interesting post. Thank you for sharing that info. Shame on that old crow for eating on them.

Mevely317 said...

What a generous plant ... I'd no idea they were so widespread! They sure look adorable!

Thank goodness you spotted that crow. I'd be worried sick, thinking they might harm Jake.

DawnTreader said...

I'd never heard of these until you mentioned them. I want to see one cut in half, and/or bitten into... and what size they are in comparison to something I know... ;)

Ann Thompson said...

I never heard of them until you had posted about them here. So do you eat these straight off the vine or with something else? I didn't notice you in That picture when I looked at it the first time. I had to look again after you asked if we could see you

crafty cat corner said...

Would love these in my garden but our climate would kill them stone dead.
Briony
x

Ruth Hiebert said...

They look like miniature pumpkins. I'm sure they are tasty.

Inger said...

How interesting, I never heard of these cherries. I guess they do well in hot and humid climates, unlike myself!! The camera arrived - it is gorgeous and scary. Will take a while for me to figure it all out.

The Gang at LLB said...

I love bing cherries from our area...Do these cherries have the same taste? They sure are beautiful looking!

Small Kucing said...

wow...you have bountiful harvest of surinam cherry. I have one plant here too but never bear fruit though I have been feeding it all sours of fertiliser