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|
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