Sunday, April 13, 2008
The Surinam cherry bushes are really producing!
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. The fruits are today mostly eaten by children, although I can't for the life of me figure out why. They taste terrible to me! In the past, many people allowed the tree to grow naturally and harvested the fruits for culinary use. These bushes are right on the cusp between me and my neighbors property line...I think they are really hers, but we usually trim them because the grow more on our side. These are all fallen on our driveway! They are terribly messy! I tried using them in recipes (like jelly, and sauces), but the taste is intolerable to me! My neighbor likes them.
I usually pay no attention to them, until I find thousands of them in the driveway...actually they fall into a third parking space on the side that we rarely use, so we don't see them until they are just suddenly there! I think I will go pick them all up and hand them to my neighbor so she can enjoy them!!!