This attractive evergreen tree is native to Southeast Asia. It has large, dark-green glossy leaves and large (2") red-purple flowers set in clusters that appear tassel-like. The deep-red oval fruit has a thin skin and white crispy flesh with an aromatic, sweet mild flavor. Strictly tropical requiring a humid climate. Hardy in most soil types and tolerant of water-logging. Malay apple's make great thirst quenching snacks. Fruits can be eaten fresh but are best as a stewed dessert. The fruit can also be used to make wines.
Plant Information or Specifications
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Likes Temps above 5deg
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
No (Full Size)
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
March, April, May
Customer Comments on Malay Apple
Easy to eat and can be used as a salad but must remove core-look out for worms.Can be eaten with sweet chili and soy sauce to remove aftertaste | Paul Lai - Sydney, NSW 27-Jul-2009
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