How to grow Rose apple

Rose apple tree grow and care – 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

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, ants

Pruning season:

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

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
White flowers with multiple stamen like needle, the flowers grow in clusters,

Pollination is done by:

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, fruit fly

What can be done with big quantities of Rose apple fruits?
Eat raw

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-3 years

How to grow rose apple from seed

Sowing requirement:
Fresh seeds the seeds lose their viability, rich soil, sunny location,

Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dark and dry location

Sowing season:
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

Planting spacing:
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

Germination time:
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)

Scientific name:

Syzygium jambos

Alternative names: Mountain Apple, Plum rose, Water apple, Cloud apple, Wax apple, Malay apple, Jambrosade, Malabar Plum, Panineer, Pomarosa fruit

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone