|SYZYGIUM JAMBOS - Rose Apple |
A medium evergreen tree, native to the East Indies. It is used as a shade tree in warmer areas (freezes at 25°F). The ornamental flowers are white with a shaving brush appearance. The 11⁄2" long, egg-shaped fruit has a light-yellow skin with crisp, sweet and aromatic flesh and one or more loose seeds. Some say it tastes like rose water. It is eaten fresh, candied or in preserves. Propagated by seed or airlayer.