On Apr 6, 2014, greenbau from Lake Worth, FL wrote: This may well be a threat as an invasive plant in S. Florida, sounds as if that is the case in Dade County and the Keys. should be pruned immediately after flowering if shaping is desired. Uniquely-Shaped, Robust Cherries. They may all fail due either to not being able to take the cold or bad taste. Here in Hawaiʻi, Surinam cherry fruits several times throughout the year depending on exact climate and rainfall. and I should hate not to be able to plant this most delicious of fruits which deserves to be better known. Sometimes the 'invasive' label seems a bit overkeen; sapadilla is listed as potentially invasive (category II?) It only takes 3 weeks from flower to ripe fruit. I am trying surinam cherry, barbados cherry, Cherry of the Rio Grande, and Pitomba to see if any are good. This hedge has to be over 70 years old because my Grandparents planted it back in the 30's, and to my knowledge, it has never been bothered by frosts or freezes in zone 9a, central Florida. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. I intend to make a large patch of these wonderful plants. Young trees are more like a cross with a Surinam cherry: a little more tart than sweet, but juicy. When you're ready to plant, dig a hole that's three times the width of the root ball and just as deep. I like making flavored vinegars with it. They normally fruit heaviest in spring [April-May] but also fruit small amounts all year. So perhaps it should not be planted in Broward county or south. If you live in central and southern Florida, please DO NOT PLANT THIS PLANT! I already see new buds forming. I have just this month managed to get some more plants to add to the five I have today. I and the grandchildren love the fruit and I have added 4 more seedlings. Self fruitful. Withstands temperatures in the low 20's. Honomu, Big Island of Hawaii. 3/4 cup sugar These are usually red, but are best enjoyed fresh almost black. On Aug 22, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro,Brazil (Zone 11) wrote: This plant, amongst other places, comes from the brazilian coastal sandy plains, in other words, it vegetates on salty, white sand, although never reaching the same height it would in moist soils. Our California Rare Fruit Growers Festival was a few weeks ago sponsored by our club in San Luis Obispo. The plant itself looks very good as a hedge or a bush. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number. Planting: For your Star, select a location that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day for best results. USDA hardiness zones: 9b-11. It is established and spreading and invasive in several counties in central and southern Florida, including Pinellas, Sarasota, Polk, Brevard, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Collier, Lee and Glades counties as well as probably several other counties not listed by the ISB Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants. ... read moreIt does not seem invasive. Of course they seem invasive they grow well and cannot be spread by birds perhaps squirrels . On Jul 22, 2004, Jamespayne from Sebring, FL (Zone 9b) wrote: I am a middle aged man, who has seen a hedge of Surinam Cherry grow completly around my parents home. ... read more In southwest Florida, they grow to be small trees or large shrubs. There are so many options for this zone! On Jan 25, 2013, GopherT from Syracuse, NY wrote: I agree completely with ecological's post. I expected I over watered. Regards. You are in Growing Zone: # Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors (hardy down to 20℉) Product Description. 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