The tasty Black Surinam produces a 1" diameter, reddish-black cherry. This is a very unique looking cherry because of its pumpkin-like shape. The Black Surinam ripens May through June. When fully ripe, it is delicious eaten fresh or in jellies. The plant is durable and can tolerate it's PH ranging from 5.5 to 7.5. It can be trimmed into a bush or small tree.