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Syzygium samarangense - Wax Jambu

Syzygium samarangense - Wax Jambu (Syzygium samarangense - Wax Jambu)

This Wax Jambu is absolutely loaded with fruit. I really love this fruit! It's very refreshing when the fruit is refrigerated. This ultra-tropical Malaysian native does very well in San Diego's subtropical climate. Photo taken Sept. 5, 2017 at Quail Botanical Gardens.

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Its huge Andy I thiught it was more of a shrub in hour next photo lol. What do they taste like.

6 Sep, 2017


It's only around 18 ft (5.5 m) tall.

It's a sweet, watery and sometimes crunchy.

8 Sep, 2017


Only 18 ft lol that would be huge in my garden lol
They sound tasty then and good for hydrating your body being watery.

8 Sep, 2017


They're very refreshing in a very hot, humid tropical climate, where they're native.

8 Sep, 2017


Yes I can imagine they are Andy especially being native I alway believe native plants are in a certain place for a reason .

8 Sep, 2017


Yes, I do too. It's widely grown as a crop in Vietnam. I like all the varieties, also. There's red, white, green, pink and black cultivars.

9 Sep, 2017


The pink would be interesting to see.

9 Sep, 2017


You can see many pics of the fruit on the internet.

9 Sep, 2017


Yes I already have they look a bit like Whimberries.

11 Sep, 2017


I've never seen a Whimpberry. I wasn't able to find on the internet, either. Actually, blueberries come up as Wimpberries.

12 Sep, 2017


Nope lol Andy they are not Blueberries they look simular but taste different bad education on the internets knowledge.

13 Sep, 2017


Ok, now I know. They do look a lot like blueberries. I would love to try one. Thank you for the information.

15 Sep, 2017


lol Andy loads of people think the same as you its only because my mum was Welsh and as a child use to go picking them to eat on the way back home after Church up on the hill sides as it was a long walk back home hence how I knew they were different to Blueberries. I would love to try them to may be nect time I go to Wales or het my cousins to send me some ?

They say eating purple fruit like Whimberries Blackberries Blueberries and Black current s and purple Aubergines prevents dementia improves the mind Black currents are the higest and best my mum had a brilliant memory right up to 87 when she died . She did grow a Black current bush in our garden as kids but we had them in crumbles and tarts.

15 Sep, 2017


I wish I had access to more blueberries here. Unfortunately, most berries can't be grown.

I do grow eggplant (aubergines) here. My plant is still producing after two years in the ground.

18 Sep, 2017


How come you can not grow bluenerries there people grow them in pots here.

Yes I remember seeing your eggplant it looked good.

19 Sep, 2017


Blueberries don't do well at all here. They need too much cold to set fruit (we don't get cold here). Apples, peaches, cherries and most stone fruits don't grow well here.

20 Sep, 2017


How odd stone fruits dont grow well there yet blueberrys dont have stones or pips yes some plants need cold

20 Sep, 2017


Some people do grow peaches...I think they are very low-chill varieties. Only very low-chilling (needing very little cold or coolness) varieties can be grown here. The tropical cherry or Capulin cherry (Prunus salicifolia) grows here very well. It's a true cherry from the tropical areas of Central America. It's an evergreen tree which produces two or three crops a year.

22 Sep, 2017


Yes we can grow both Peaches and cherrys here the Prunus salicifolia sounds great giving so may crops we also havve a cherry tree which are cooking cherries you can eat them unless they are cooked I had one.

22 Sep, 2017


I know a neighbor who has a nice peach tree on the north-east side of their house. It appears to do pretty well. I don't see cherries here, though. They need too much cold weather to satisfy their chilling requirements.

Yes, Capulin cherry is an awesome tree! It can grow large and produce a lot of fruit. I do know about the sour cherries which need to be cooked. They are grown in California's Central Valley.

27 Sep, 2017


So you now know which direction to grow a peach tree if you wanted one. Shame you cant see any cherry trees there yes perhaps it needs the cold like you say.

Strange the sour Cherry trees grow in California yet not where you are Iwhen I found I had the sour cherry I just kept it for the blossom. I shall jave to keep my eye out for your Capulin cherry it sounds great.

28 Sep, 2017


Any tree needing high-chilling requirement cannot be grown here. It's too warm in winter.

29 Sep, 2017


Yes I understand that walk in freezer would do the trick though lol.

30 Sep, 2017

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