Surinam Cherries from Haiku Maui make a great jam

Reblogger Roy Kelley
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Original content by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 HRE# 58089 - RS

Surinam Cherries  or Pitanga, can be stewed up just like strawberries or blueberries, to make a thick sweet jam.  We have a couple of these bushes and one of them has been producing an abundant crop of these little bright red berries, about the size of a cherry.

Surinam Cherries from Haiku Maui

Surinam Cherries - Pitanga

They are tart to sweet, and loaded with vitamin C.  But how many can you eat at once?  Why not make jam?  Just put them in a pot with some sugar and boil it up until the mixture is thick and jammy.  Pick out the large seeds - usually one per cherry. Then pour into a sterilized jar and voila!  I was surprised to see how thick the jam was, so I guess there's a lot of pectin.

Living in Haiku Maui affords us a lot of edible landscaping and we make the most of it.  Neighbors will share their plants with us, and we reciprocate.  These Surinam Cherry plants were given to us since they reproduce easily.

Would you like to be living in Haiku Maui and growing your own fruits and veggies?  It's pretty great, and I can help you find a home... start your Maui MLS search here...

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Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers
127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779
E-mail or call/text: 808 283-0635

 

 

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I love cherries. I was looking for the recipe when I read the post. 

Apr 23, 2016 09:49 PM #1
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Roy Kelley Thanks for the 'step back in time' reminding me of when I had several Surinam Cherry bushes in my yard!

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Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog by Georgie Hunter R(S)

Apr 24, 2016 01:50 AM #3
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Good Monday morning to all. I hope you enjoyed the weekend.

Have an outstanding week!

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Thanks for spreading the word about these delicious little fruits!

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I make it a habit to revisit some of my old blogs and reblogs on a regular basis.  Sometimes I find good material for new posts.

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