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Surinam cherry is an excellent shrub for screens or hedges, with smooth, shiny, aromatic leaves which are bright red when young. This lends a reddish cast to a clipped hedge during the growing season. The small, fragrant, white flowers are followed by one-inch diameter, tasty, ribbed, red berries which are unusually high in vitamin C.

The cherries are edible, but your either love ’em or hate ’em. And if you love ’em, they must be picked when absolutely ripe. That means waiting until they are deep blood-red and the fruit drops effortlessly into your hand when you touch it. It it doesn’t want to let go, let it be.

Source: UF|IFAS Extension

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