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Syzygium malaccense, Eugenia malaccensis, Jambos malaccensis, Malay Apple, Macopa, Otaheite Apple, Pomarosa, Manzana

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 Syzygium malaccense, Eugenia malaccensis, Jambos malaccensis
Family: Myrtaceae
Malay Apple, Macopa, Otaheite Apple, Pomarosa, Manzana
Origin: Malaysia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterPink flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersEdibleUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

Native to Malaysia, Malay Apple was an important fruit of the Polynesians, and was later distributed to the America's on Captain Bligh's voyages throughout the tropics, including many Caribbean countries such as Jamaica, Suriname, Dominican Republic, and Trinidad and Tobago. It has been also spread through much of southeast Asia and the Pacific islands, now common growing wild on the Hawaiian islands. It was brought into Hawaii by Polynesians probably 1000 to 1700 years ago. The Polynesians reached the Hawaiian islands bringing plants and animals that were important to them, and Mountain apple, as it is called in Hawaii, was one of the 'canoe plants'.

This plant grows to over 60 ft in tropics in mid-elevation rain forest areas, often as large understory tree. The evergreen leaves are opposite, soft leathery and dark green; the flowers are purplish-red and form a carpet after falling under the tree. Flowering usually occurs in early summer followed by fruit ripening 3 months later. The beautiful pear shaped fruit is about the size of an apple, deep red in color, white flesh and a waxy skin. The flesh is crunchy, often juicy, with a mild sweet flavor.

Fruit are mostly eaten fresh and chilled and make great thirst quenching snacks. The fruit can also be used to make wines. The plant has important medicinal value in many tropical countries.

Malay Apple requires tropical conditions and is too tender to grow outdoors in areas with even occasional frost. Often trees will have leaf damage at temperatures well above freezing. Trees also do not like poorly drained soils, so if planted in areas with high water tables should be planted on slightly raised mounds to give them more room for the roots during periods of high rainfall. It does not succeed as well at sea level. Other than that, it requires little care providing year-round water.


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Dan Sablad
San Jose, Ca. USA
18 Aug 2013
my moubtain apple leaves have this round brown spots which gets bigger and bigger until the leaves turns yellow and falls off. any advise?
Aisjah Rachmawaty Ryadin
Ternate,North Maluku,Indonesia
11 Aug 2011
The picture was showed not all syzigium malaccense but including S.samarangense that we call jambu air in Indonesia or in English we call java apple. To make sure that is S. malaccense, you can check the texture of fruit like sponge, we call malay apple or in Indonesia we say jambu bol. Origin S.malaccense is not Malaysia, but I think bring from Spices island of Indonesia (now, North Maluku) by trader who looked for spices in the past. But because some of trader stop in Singapure or Malay, so they said that from that country.
Aishah
Malaysia
25 Oct 2006
There is another variety of the same species called Milk Jambu/Jambu Susu.Bigger/pure white/ looks like a bottle but a little bit sour and more aromatic..same characteristic as Jambu Bol/Bola.

Very rare but available in Malaysia

helli
Malaysia
24 Mar 2006
Malay = Jambu Bola/ Jambu bol


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Rare variety from Vietman: dark red fruit, almost black color, very sweet. Malay Apple - red sweet crispy fruit. Delicious! Very hard to find fruit tree. The beautiful pear shaped fruit is about the size of an apple, deep red in color, white flesh and a waxy skin. The flesh is crunchy, often juicy, with a mild sweet flavor. Fruit are mostly eaten fresh and chilled and make great thirst quenching snacks. The fruit can also be used to make wines. The plant has important medicinal value in many tropical countries. Malay Apple requires tropical conditions and is too tender to grow outdoors in areas with even occasional frost. Can be grown in container.
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