Wax Jambu Syzygium Javanicum
The Wax Jambu is a popular fruit with a crisp texture. This excellent fruit is mild flavored and refreshing. The fruit can be eaten out of hand or prepared in a tossed salad for a different culinary treat. Wax Jambu trees fruit heavily in just a few years and can be maintained between 10 - 12 feet tall. The fruiting season is June - July.
The Malay Apple Syzygium malaccensis is related and similar to Wax Jambu. The Malay apple has one marble sized seed and is larger than the Wax Jambu.
Rose Apple Syzygium jambos is also related to Wax Jambu and Malay Apple. Rose Apple is known as Poma Rosa in Spanish. This fruit is smaller than the other two mentioned above. Rose Apple fruit is round and has several seeds inside. If you shake the fruit the seeds rattle inside.