1 super happy Surinam Cherry, Pitanga tree – Eugenia Uniflora


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The Surinam Cherry or Pitanga tree, scientifically known as Eugenia uniflora, is a tropical evergreen tree admired for its ornamental appeal and delicious, cherry-like fruits. Featuring glossy green leaves and an attractive, compact form, this tree produces small, red to dark purple fruits with a sweet and tangy flavor. The Surinam Cherry is a versatile addition to gardens, providing both aesthetic beauty and delightful culinary possibilities with its vibrant, juicy fruits, which can be enjoyed fresh or used in jams, jellies, and desserts.

The Surinam Cherry, Pitanga tree - Eugenia Unifloral, may have different names in various languages and regions:
Surinam Cherry, Pitanga tree

  1. Spanish: Cereza de Surinam or Pitanga
  2. Portuguese: Pitanga or Cereja das Antilhas
  3. French: Cerisier de Cayenne or Cerisier de la Barbade
  4. German: Surinamkirsche
  5. Italian: Ciliegia di Suriname
  6. Dutch: Surinaamse kers
  7. Russian: Суринамская вишня (Surinamskaya vishnya)
  8. Chinese (Mandarin): 苏里南樱桃 (Sūlǐnán yīngtáo)
  9. Japanese: スリナムチェリー (Surinamu cherī)
  10. Arabic: كرز سورينام (Kuraz Surinam)

Properties & Care

How do you take care of the Surinam Cherry tree?

Suitable Growing Conditions:

Cultivating the Surinam Cherry tree (Eugenia uniflora) in a pot in a temperate climate demands attention to suitable conditions. Opt for a sunny location with well-draining soil to prevent waterlogging. Shield the potted tree from extreme cold by relocating it indoors during winter or providing a sheltered, warm environment.


Maintaining consistent soil moisture is crucial for successful Surinam Cherry tree growth in a pot. Water the tree when the top inch of soil feels dry, adjusting the frequency based on climate conditions. Avoid overwatering to prevent root rot and ensure healthy growth and fruit production.

During the growing season, apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to the potted Surinam Cherry tree. Follow recommended rates to supply essential nutrients. Regular fertilization supports overall tree health, particularly when grown in a container.

Pruning the Surinam Cherry tree in the pot is essential for size and shape control. Conduct pruning during the dormant season, typically in late winter or early spring. Remove dead or crowded branches to stimulate new growth and maintain an appealing form for the potted tree.

Humidity Management:
While adaptable, maintaining moderate humidity levels benefits Surinam Cherry trees. In a temperate climate, control indoor humidity through misting or placing a water-filled tray near the potted tree. Monitoring and adjusting humidity contribute to the overall health of the Surinam Cherry tree.

Surinam Cherry trees are generally self-pollinating, yet ensuring good airflow around the potted tree promotes natural pollination. If necessary, gentle hand-pollination with a soft brush can assist in achieving proper fertilization. Understanding the tree’s pollination habits contributes to successful fruit production in a pot within a temperate climate.


Surinam Cherry 

Size and Shape:

The Surinam Cherry tree (Eugenia uniflora) presents a moderate size with an alluring, rounded shape. Its branches form a dense canopy, creating an appealing aesthetic in various landscapes.

Color and Texture: Adorned with lustrous green leaves, this fruit tree exhibits a vibrant and dense appearance. The fruit, with its smooth and thin skin, showcases a delightful texture and a color spectrum ranging from bright red to deep purple when fully ripe.

Pulp Characteristics: The Surinam Cherry’s flesh, commonly referred to as pulp, boasts a unique blend of sweet and tart flavors. The texture is juicy and succulent, making it a versatile addition to various culinary creations. Whether consumed fresh or incorporated into dishes, the Surinam Cherry’s pulp is a culinary delight.

Seeds within the Fruit: Within the Surinam Cherry fruit, small seeds are embedded. While typically not consumed, these seeds contribute to the tree’s reproductive cycle. Their size and subtle color add to the overall composition of the fruit.

Harvesting and Processing Tips: Harvesting is best done when the Surinam Cherry reaches full ripeness, displaying a vibrant red to purple hue. Careful harvesting to avoid bruising is crucial. Processing involves extracting the succulent pulp, which can be enjoyed fresh, used in culinary applications, or processed into jams and preserves. The Surinam Cherry’s distinctive flavor makes it a sought-after choice in various gastronomic endeavors.

The Surinam Cherry, with its compact size, glossy foliage, and delectable fruits, is a popular choice for both ornamental landscaping and home gardens. Its unique flavor and versatility make it a cherished addition to tropical and subtropical regions.

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