Pitanga/Surinam Cherries 🍒
The pitanga is an awesome and delicious fruit. Native to the east coast of South America, it has been used as a folk remedy to treat stomach ailments (it is also an anti-tumor, anti-diabetic, and anti-inflammatory) but most notably it is known for its sweet yet tart fruit. You eat them when completely ripe (darker red the better) and spit out the seed or go for it if you're feeling brave :) We planted this tree 9 years ago, and it was growing there before I arrived to that part of the land. My urine during the dry season likely kept it alive for all those years and it is now rewarding me with sweet and delicious fruits. Just another amazing tree we have here at Finca Vida Verde! Thanks you for your support here on Patreon it helps us keep going!