This is a very useful shrub/tree, and it will do well in most parts of India too. It is very drought hardy.
Warning though. It is a slow grower.
--- In email@example.com, "Marcos G. " <marcos@...> wrote:
> "In Florida, the Surinam cherry is one of the most common hedge plants throughout the central and
> southern parts of the state and the Florida Keys. The fruits are today mostly eaten by children. In
> the past, many people allowed the tree to grow naturally and harvested the fruits for culinary use.
> For a while, small quantities were sold in Miami markets. In temperate zones, the plant is grown in
> pots for its attractive foliage and bright fruits."
> "Weed warning: This tasty and very hardy pumpkin shaped berry is popular as a kids treat. While in a
> urban situation it holds little risk however the fruit is very appealing to birds and when planted in
> regional areas it has been observed to seed into native vegetation remnants, where it can continue to
> self seed and inhibit the growth of native flora. It has the potential to grow in open sun and shaded
> areas. If in close proximity to subtropical rainforest remnants the tree should be netted during
> fruiting to avoid introduction into the native vegetation. "
> Marcos Guglielmetti
> :::::::::::::::::: M U S I X :::::::::::::::::::::
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> "The beginning of the mistake is from growing meat for the king and wine for the church."