The Surinam Cherry (Eugenia uniflora) is native to tropical South America's east coast from Suriname to southern Brazil. It is a large shrub or small tree with a conical form, growing slowly to 8 meters in height. Fragrant white flowers mature into reddish fruits up to 2 cm in diameter. The taste ranges from sweet to sour, depending on the cultivar and level of ripeness. The plant is relatively pest resistant, easy to grow and high in antioxidants.