Trinidad & Tobago
noun
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.
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Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
marcia
10 years ago

I know this fruit as governor plum

Guyana
Guyana
10 years ago

The is called psidium in Guyana (no relation to guavas).

Dominica
Dominica
Elton
9 years ago

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.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Patrick
9 years ago

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.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Lucina Prime
9 years ago

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.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Leah
9 years ago

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?

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
sharon
9 years ago

I know this as roll cherry.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Jeff
9 years ago

Dthose grow by the seed?

Guyana
Guyana
Robydas
9 years ago

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.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
9 years ago

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'.

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Eva
8 years ago

We called this Dounce in St.V. Great when they are sweet, blah when they are not!

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Samuel
8 years ago

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.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Dale
8 years ago

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)

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Dale
8 years ago

yes the pic is of a bunch of Donks

Guyana
Guyana
Colin
8 years ago

This fruit is psydium... By all accounts, it's very nutritious being high in vitamin C and rich in anti-oxidants...

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
MargoJean
7 years ago

Jed why you face so serious

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Christopher
7 years ago

I'm confused @Jed how was your comment necessary

Jamaica
Jamaica
Rudeheart
6 years ago

I think i had this.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
MehbieSingh
6 years ago

GOVERNOR CHERRY

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Wolfymik
6 years ago

This is rolling cherry and not governor plum!

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Rex
6 years ago

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.

Guyana
Guyana
Anandi Premlall
6 years ago

Definitely psydium in Guyana. The delicious fruit of the Flacourtia indica tree.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Annette
6 years ago

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!

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
D ramdin
6 years ago

In the south of tdad...series......in the north....governor plum the small yellow very very sour ones ...series

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Pep
5 years ago

Thats my favorite fruit growing up in Trini. we call it cerise. I use to sell them in school😀

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Payne
5 years ago

I know this as ceries, a cherry like fruit that is rolled between the thumb and fingers of pwlm to soften then eat. Prepare to have brown teeth though. Totally worth it if it's sweet. Governor plum is something different

Jamaica
Jamaica
Phillip
4 years ago

Eating some at the moment, so yummy wish I could take a pic.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Kevon
4 years ago

I'm eatting this fruit wirte now

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Luke Lashley
4 years ago

I was trying took for a god name for this fruit to place on my wine label i will like to design soon. I will use Cerise name then. It will be for my brand LLW Exotic Fruit Wine.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Racheal
4 years ago

I love the perserved version of this too.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
4 years ago

In Trinidad & Tobago we call this fruit dongs

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
4 years ago

There is a tree with a yellow sour cherry type fruit that we refer to as cerise

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
4 years ago

Its governor cherry.We have a tree in our yard. You have to roll it to soften it and then suck it..so good

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Meaka
3 years ago

It's series in our country but im from Philippines so sorry but could not see our choice of country on your tab. I was looking at this after seeing sour cherry Post on fb. I've never seen a tree of this fruit but i always buy them when I saw vendors selling them.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Jadz
3 years ago

My husband brought this fruit home. I had never seen it before. I fell in love with it and was hunting for the name. So glad I found it.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Peggy
3 years ago

Thats cerise. Grow upin south and have plenty of these trees around. Just roll them, make a hole and suck. They are nice and sweet

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Marlene Mark
3 years ago

The fruits are definitely cerise ! We had a tree in our yard! Governor plums are distinct with a little hump on their heads.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Me
3 years ago

I have this tree home 😁

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Me
3 years ago

@Peggy yes they r

Guyana
Guyana
Vishaal
3 years ago

Very good fruit eat lots of it

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Shantie Ramnarine-Parsan
3 years ago

We had a tree in our yard. We called it Governor Cherry or rolling cherry, because we rolled it to soften before eating.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Destiny
3 years ago

This is definitely not governer plum ......it's known as the rolling cherry governer plum has on large seed these cherries have multiple..... I just had a few the are delicious.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Yanique
2 years ago

This is my first time trying this i was hesitant at first but now I cant stop so sweet and fleshy,

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
Skylar
2 years ago

They are grown in our town, and there's one big one in my grandma's yard, very healthy and sweet

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Alison
2 years ago

I remember eating this growing up.. Cerise.. Roll on the kitchen counter or steps and suck the inside out.. lovely fruit.

Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe
2 years ago

le fruit s appelle prune café bien le rouler pour le manger excellent fruits

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Sita
last year

THIS IS CERISE. It's not governor plum or dongs or governor cherry. It is cerise.

J
J
Jm
last year

It is know as downs, cerise is another type of fruit, also governor plums is also a different type of fruit

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Carly
11 months ago

This is cerise. Roll and eat.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Govin
10 months ago

How tall does a cerise tree grow?