The fruit of the Flacourtia indica which is a species of flowering plant native to much of Africa and tropical and temperate parts of Asia. The fruit itself is a pome about an inch thick and red ripening purple. It is very fleshy and has 6 to 10 seeds in layered carpels. The pulp is yellow or white and sweet with an acidic tang. It is eaten raw or made in to jelly or jam. It can be fermented to make wine.
I know this fruit as governor plum
The is called psidium in Guyana (no relation to guavas).
i love this fruit soo bad, but where i'm at i cant get any..... ran into some at a hotel in Puerto Rico earlier this year but there were some " don't pick the fruits" signs... ;-).... i waited till it was dark and raided the trees .... hahaha...after all i paid for a stay at the hotel and all its amenities.... enjoyed them and even saved the seeds.
That's the wrong picture. As Marcia says that is probably a governor plum. As a matter of fact you'll see the same picture under the entry for governor plum.
I grew up with a tree in my yard. We called it rolling cherry because that's what we did - roll it between our palms to soften it up, then make a small hole at the bottom to suck the 'body' of the fruit out, leaving the seeds behind. This cherry also leaves a temporary brown film on the teeth.
Was just wondering if the cerise (as i know it) is called camu camu berry anywhere else in the caribbean, or is that a totally different thing?
I know this as roll cherry.
Hi guys I have to tell you thank very much for this comments I was looking for the scientific name of this delicious and thanks to you I finally get it.
Hi, Robydas, I too am also looking for the scientific name of this fruit. Can you please post it? All i am finding is the scientific name for what we call 'governor plum'.
We called this Dounce in St.V. Great when they are sweet, blah when they are not!
This fruit in the pic is known as "series" in Trinidad you pick them when they are fully dark red and they have small seeds plural, the inside is just a bit lighter than the skin, Governor Plum is however is yellow inside, has one seed and you can pick them half red or red to eat or make chow.
Eva, we also have Donks in Sweet T&T, but that is a totally different fruit to "Cerise" (Dounce as you call it has one seed)
yes the pic is of a bunch of Donks
This fruit is psydium... By all accounts, it's very nutritious being high in vitamin C and rich in anti-oxidants...
That's. Rolling cherry You Bütt heads
Jed why you face so serious
I'm confused @Jed how was your comment necessary
This is rolling cherry and not governor plum!
I know this fruit as cerise or rolling cherry. Growing up in South Trinidad we had over 20 trees. I spent most of my time on those trees eating cherries. The one in the picture is the larger one. Not as sweet as the smaller version. Bird's are attracted to this fruit.
Definitely psydium in Guyana. The delicious fruit of the Flacourtia indica tree.
Cerise! This fruit is called Cerise ! But only people who grew up eating all the variety of fruits that the Caribbean has to offer will know about Cerise!