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Wax Jambu

Syzygium samarangense

a.k.a. Java Apple

Pear shaped fruit with waxy skin and crispy flesh similar to the malay apple. Fruit is often juicy, with a subtle sweet taste somewhat resembling a common apple. Superior varieties are of excellent quality.

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Description

Medium sized tree up to 50ft tall.

Hardiness

Hardy to around freezing, possibly a few degrees below.

Growing Environment

Wax Jambu's need adequate rainfall, some humidity and fertile soil for best growth. Can be container grown to a certain extent. In dryer areas trees should be protected from dry winds and given regular irrigation.

Propagation

By seed, air-layering, grafting or budding.

Uses

Almost always eaten fresh. Bland varieties are often eaten with sugar sprinkled over the flesh.

Native Range

Native to Malaysia and some islands of Indonesia. Often cultivated in southeast Asia, but rarely grown elsewhere. Fruits are occasionally imported to Canada and Europe.

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