Rose apple tree growing a tree of the genus Syzygium also known as Syzygium jambos, Rose apple tree perennial evergreen plant, mostly grown for the edible fruits also used as ornamental for the flowers and the fragrant of the fruits, can grow in tropic mediterranean, subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.
Leaves are shiny and when the leaf is young it grow in red color
Flower color white with multiple stamen like needle, the flowers grow in clusters
Rose apple fruits
Fruit color is yellow the structure is oval with crown in top, the fruit taste sweet with rose flavor
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How to grow Rose apple – grow and care:
Better frost free, when the tree is young have to be frost free or cover it, rich soil, organic matter
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Air layer / Cutting
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but if the fruits very dry consider to graft
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Seeds grow too easily and can be invasive in the garden
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
For design to easier pick
Size of the plant?
2-8 m, 6-24 feet (the plant smaller in bigger location)
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
White flowers with multiple stamen like needle, the flowers grow in clusters,
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, fruit fly
What can be done with big quantities of Rose apple fruits?
Work requirements on the fruit:
How long does it take to bear fruit?
How to grow rose apple from seed
Fresh seeds the seeds lose their viability, rich soil, sunny location,
Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dark and dry location
Possible from spring to autumn but will be the best in spring to early summer and in hardiness zone 9-10a after the last frost, in tropical climate possible also in the winter
Better plant each one in different pot because it’s easy to take care and then choose the best to transplant in the right location
Depth of Sowing:
2cm (1inche) from the top of the seeds
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil and full sun, peat soil and perlite or other light soil, sunny location
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water – keep the soil moist don’t let the soil dry, maybe put mulch to help to keep the moist of the soil
2 weeks to 1 month
Condition of seedling:
Seedling needs mulch and support of fertilizer with nitrogen in order to grow faster (not when the tree too much young)
Alternative names: Mountain Apple, Plum rose, Water apple, Cloud apple, Wax apple, Malay apple, Jambrosade, Malabar Plum, Panineer, Pomarosa fruit