This is a Black cultivar (it gets darker than the fruit in the photo to the left) of the well known Suriname Cherry. It is a bit sweeter then the standard red variety that is used as a hedge throughout south Florida. It beginss bearing fruit as young as two years old from seeds and puts on a real fireworks show covered with flowers in the Spring. It has some resin which is reduced by picking perfectly ripe. You should ta the fruit and if it falls off the penduncle it is ripe. Our 3' tall tree produced 200+ fruit this year.