Malay Apple Live Plant (Syzygium malaccense )
Malay Apple (Syzygium malaccense) is a species of flowering tree native to tropical Asia and Australia. It is one of the species cultivated since prehistoric times by the Austronesian peoples. It is a genus of blossoming tree, aboriginal to Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand; they are a tropical tree. Dark red in color, they are oblong in shape; however some varieties of the fruit are white to pink in color. Insider view- with a large seed, they have flesh that is white. Easily damaged by freezing temperatures, they are best grown in humid climates and can take up an annual rainfall of 152 cm (60 in) or more. The fruit, apart from consumed raw; they are also used in Jam making. The flesh stew is collected and mixed with ginger and brown sugar to make jam.
Common Name: Malay rose apple/mountain apple/rose apple/Otaheite apple.
Botanical Name: Syzygium malaccense
Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2 to 3 Years
Maintenance Required: Moderate