Wax Jambu Trees

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Wax Jambu

Syzygium samarangense

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.

Wax Jambu Details  
Type Tropical Fruit
Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
Tree Size/Habit Dense growth to 15-30 feet tall
Fruit Shape/Size Bell shaped, 2-3 inches long & wide.
Fruit Flavor Lightly sweet, refreshing, rose water flavor
Skin Color When Ripe Red
Fruit Use Fresh eating, juice
Fruit Season July to September
Light Needs  Full Sun
Water Needs Regular Water
USDA Zone 10