Wax Jambu (Syzygium samarangense)

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The Wax Jambu is a rare fruit tree native to tropical and subtropical regions of Southeast Asia. The unique fruit is a beautiful bright red color and is shaped like a bell. The fruit's snowy white flesh is crisp and refreshing like an apple and has a light, mildly sweet and flowery rose flavor.

Growing the exotic Wax Jambu fruit tree is really quite easy. They like humidity and moisture but not standing water. Wax Jambu can grow in a variety of soil conditions, as long as the soil is fertile and well-draining.  Wax Jambu trees may grow up to 40 feet in their native tropics, but can be maintained at a smaller height or even grown in containers.  Common names for Wax Jambu are Love Apple, Java Apple, and Semarang Rose-Apple.

Wax Jambu is in the Syzygium (Myrtle) family of plants, along with Jamun, Phak Mek, and Malay Apple.

Plant Type:
Tropical/Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season:
Summer

Mature Size:
Up to 40-60 ft. 

Soil & Moisture:
Loves moisture and humidity and fertile soil that is well-draining.

Light Requirements:
Full Sun

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Fast

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-12 (frost protection until established); Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Cold tolerance varies by type.
Wax Jambu:  10-11 
Rose Apple:    9-12
Malay Apple: 10-11


Propagation:
X-Large Pot Size: Our Wax Jambu trees are air-layered and capable to produce within 1 or 2 years.

See More:
We offer several fruit trees in the Syzygium (Myrtle) family of plants, including JamunPhak MekWax JambuMalay Apple, and Rose Apple.

Small: 2" Peat Pots
Medium: 4" Coconut Coir Pot
Large: 6" Peat Pot
X-Large: 8-10" Pot 
Citrus: 4x14" Pot

View Full Plantable Pot Size & Materials Guide Here 

Benefits of Growing Wax Jambu

We love growing Wax Jambu for it's unique bell-shaped fruit and refreshing flavor.

Wax Jambu fruit is also rich in vitamin C, dietary fiber, vitamin A, calcium, and potassium.

Wax Jambu is in the Syzygium (Myrtle) family of plants, along with JamunPhak Mek, and Malay Apple.

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