Savannah cherry trees are fast-growing deciduous shrub growing native to S. America – eastern and Central Brazil, Extremely rare, both in cultivation and in nature. The tree has a smooth, grey bark, and produces small, white flowers that give way to the fruit.
The fruit is small, usually less than an inch in diameter, and has a thin skin that is easy to peel. The pulp is juicy and contains numerous small, hard seeds that are not usually consumed. The fruit is often gathered from the wild and eaten raw or made into jellies and sweets.
- Savannah cherry can reach up to 30 feet in height.
- Savannah cherry is a small tree or shrub that can reach up to 30 feet in height.
- The tree has smooth, grey bark, the leaves are simple, alternate, and ovate in shape, with a glossy dark green color.
- The fruit is often eaten fresh, but can also be used in making jams, jellies, and other desserts.
- In addition to its culinary uses, Savannah cherry is also used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments, such as fever, cough, and diarrhea
•May Benefit Heart Health
•Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants.