- Wax Apple also known as Wax Jambu, Rose apple (Syzygium samarangense) is a tropical tree best known for its pear/apple shape fruit. They come in many colors such as red, pink, white, green and black. Fruit is sweet with a firm but yet soft texture. If you're into tropical trees, this is a must add to your collection!. This is truly a rare find.
- Wax Jambu Syzygium samarangense Growing Tips:
- Our growing knowledge about this tree is still on going. Information found below maybe limited until we learn more about this plant.
- Best time to plant: Anytime night temperatures are at least 50F and expected to rise in the next month or so. This is going to be mid to late spring for most people.
- Sun: It will tolerate full sun until about 90-100F. We will testing full exposure and report back.
- Winter: Frost sensitive for sure. We have not been aple to test its cold tolerance fully.
- Root system: Shallow, fibrous roots
- Growth structure: Upright growth. So far, they seem to grow great in containers. We will be planting some in ground to test how they do in Arizona.
- Fruiting: Depending in your area, this tree will flower sometime in the fall and fruits ripen the following year in the spring. In warmer areas, they seem to flower and fruit twice a year.
- Pollination: Self-pollination (one plant will fruit without others around)
- Watering: Due to its type of root system, shallow/frequent watering.
- Fertilization: In containers, any slow release fertilizer will work. In ground, compost and mulch is all you will ever need. No special fertilizers needed.
- Container Grown: This plant grows well in a container due to its type of root system.
- Personal Growing Tip: We're still learning about this plant and will update this section as time goes. The main challenge you will experience with this plant will be cold protection in the winter.
Wax Jambu, Rose Apple (Syzygium samarangense)
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