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Wax jambu white

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Thithi starts with ...
Hi,
Does anybody grow both wax Jambu White and red? Just want to know if the White is significantly sweeter than the red to worth the trouble of growing White Jambu in Melbourne? Thanks
Btw, my red Jambu is doing fine in Melbourne weather
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Bangkok says...
I ate nice sweet white waxapples in Thailand but actually i don't know which is the sweetest one.

Sweetness mostly depends on ripeness, many variety's can be sweet when picked ripe.

Most times when i bought waxapples they were tasteless because i was so dumb to buy the first ones of the season. Now i only buy them when the shop has a row of customers waiting, then sure they are good, no matter what color they have.

But for Melbourne i have no idea which one is the sweetest. Indonesian variety's claim to get brix of 18 and that's like a sweet mango.

Waxapples are sure worth growing but if they aren't sweet then i would rather drink pure water.

There are also white malay apples who should be sweet according to treesellers. Maybe i 'll buy that one this year.

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Thithi says...
Thanks Bangkok. I also don't know how to pick a sweet jambu. They can be very sweet regardless of color and can be tasteless too.

Perhaps I should ask more clearly.
Does anyone grow red and white jambus sold By DALEYS (please forgive that I shout)? Daley describes White was most sensitive and sweetest, pink is more cold tolerant but not sweet, while red is, well Kind of Middle road between White and pink
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Bangkok says...
I would just pick and taste one to see if they are ripe.

I like it that i don't have to convince you that there are sweet wax apples around, that's new for me.

I ate a white waxapple which looks a lot like the one Daley is selling and it was in the top 3 of best ever and had small seeds.

Next thing to select for is crispyness at the core.


Dark red color doesn't tell anything about sweetness. Same with white color or any mixed colored ones.

Also i ate a white mini waxapple called "plastic". It is smaller then a pingpongball but not sweet or nice at all. Only looks great (like made of shiny white plastic)






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Thithi says...
I have ordered white wax jambu, hope it would not be too hard to grow in Melbourne. Geeze, daleys trees/plants selling out so fast. Btw, I am going thai in November, hopefully have some fun time and try new fruits of Thailand.
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Bangkok says...
November can have rain all day long, i remember that from last year but it's always warm though.

I bought a white malay appletree this week (plus 2 kepels, loquat, rambutans), i heard they are sweet as well.

Too bad you Aussies can't bring tree's home. Melbourne can be chilly as well i remember.
But there's always fruit on the markets, try the papaya Holland who are really sweet and nice.

White chomphu's are hard to find but i still see the red ones for sale. Don't know if they are still sweet.

There's a massive manhunt going on for the bomber, they let me open up twice today along the roads while it's easy to see how tall i am and the bomber was a short guy haha.

If Melbourne is too cold for a chomphu waxappletree then grow it in a big pot on casters and drive it into the garage or so during the cold spells. I've seen small tree's with fruit here.

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Thithi says...
Thanks for all the info and advices, BK. My red wax jambu coped with winter quite well actually, better than my mangoes :-)
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Bangkok says...
I also grow the white waxapple now.

Varietyname is Phet nang faa. MEans diamond of angel.

I just found a small waxapple in the netbag, it dropped premature...it was a Yac Taiwan red/brown variety and only half the size it should be.

We ate it and it was amazing sweet allready, this gives me good hope for the rest of them. The tree has many flowers coming now, also my other variety's are blooming, including Yac (means giant) Taiwan green.

So i guess it's well possible that the new Taiwanese variety's beat the old Thai ones.

But i have 10 variety's now and not enough space to grow all of them in full sun. I made cocktailtree's of them allready but have to add more variety's soon.
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