Wax jambu (a.k.a. java apple, makopa, semarang rose apple, wax apple and water apple) is an excellent fruit known for its crisp texture and mild pleasing flavor. The fruit is juicy with a mild taste similar to that of an apple but most resembles that of a snow pear. They are often used as a garnish in fruit salads, sauces and for fresh eating. The trees fruit prolifically in just one to two years. Tree size is manageable and can be easily maintained at less than 15 feet with pruning.