Wax jambu with Red is also known as rose apple, and also makopa, java apple. It is looks like a pear shaped fruit with waxy skin and crusty flesh related to the malay apple. Fruit is regularly juicy, with a faint sweet taste similar to that of an apple. Superior varieties of the fruits are of excellent quality with crunchy taste.
Scientific Name:Syzygium javanicum
These showy flowers bear in drooping panicles of 3 to 20 will fall within 2-3 days of blooming, leaving behind the tiny fruits to mature at the same climatic condition which ripens in about 2 months. A healthy tree will produce abundant fruits and it has two fruiting season per annum, May-September and November to March.
Fast growing tree in the philipines country is Wax Jambu, attractive pink colored pear shaped fruit that are crunchy, tasty and stimulating on a hot summers day. Produces and crops are all well protected from frosts in subtropics when they are young.
Red waxy skin with crunchy white flesh. Highly attractive ornamental fruit, as well as sweet and tasty fruit in philippines. It’s a fast growing tree with attractive red pear shaped fruits that is crunchy and refreshing on a summer day. A highly ornamental fruit due to its arresting red color.
Usually the fruit is eaten fresh, but it is mainly used in salads. In Thailand it is most popular in addition to spicy shrimp salad.
|Nutritive value per 100 g of Wax jambu|
- 4 wax apples, chopped
- ¼ cup spring onions, chopped
- 2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
- 2 chillies, chopped
- Juice of 1 lemon
- ½ red pepper, finely chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ½ tsp fresh pepper seeds
- Pinch of ground fennel
Directions:Mix all the ingredients together and leave for a couple of hours before serving
The fruit is crisp, almost crunchy and juicy in taste with a mild scented flavor, tasting mildly sweet. Fruits can also be added in salad and the unripe fruits can be eaten with salt or dipped in a sweetish-spicy sauce.