Rose AppleSyzygium jambos
Shows the quite peculiar white to yellow puffy flowers
$21.90 ($4.90-$21.90 choose a size)
Specifications of Rose Apple
Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones
Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m
Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination
Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg, Sometimes
Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas SA, WA
Suitability in Pots Yes
Water Requirements Moderate Watering
Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March
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Customer Tips & Reviews Rose Apple
no special tip,have grown through to fruiting,plants may loose leaves but regrowth occurs in spring
Cold hardy, growing in Melbourn, seedling and pushing out new growth. Dose not mind the cold at all
LESCHENAULT, WA, Australia
I like these fruits because they are so easy to grow and don't get fruit fly. The fruit is better/moister if the tree is watered well when fruiting. Tastes like turkish delight. The new growth is quite red so it looks good in the garden also.
We used to have this in the backyard. That recipe for the dip is , mix 1/4 cup soy sauce, add 2 tbs sugar and 2 tbs sweet chili sauce, great dip for a chopped up rose apple or jambu.
Bardon, Qld, Australia
Has been nibbled to the max by possums. They love this one, but it still surviving. Just. Mass of twigs, no leaves.
CAWONGLA, NT, Australia
I planted two of these some years ago... possibly 6 years ago. They prefer frost free, which isn't this place, but have survived even the black frost. I honestly cannot remember whether they were grafted or not... I think not... I bought them from Dale...
Seven Hills, NSW
Rose apples and similar lilly pilly type fruit are eaten raw with the dip Dawne describes. Often combined with peanuts, pineapple, soy cake, jicama, mung sprouts, water spinach in a Malaysian salad called rojak. The exact recipe should be online.
There is an Asian recipe for the use of Rose Apples. Some of the ingredients are chilli, sugar, soya sauce. I don't know how it is cooked. It is used as a dip.
Albany, WA, Australia
Unenthusiastic grower and producer of pleasant rose flavoured fruit. Fruit tend to be a bit dry.
Auldana, SA, Australia
doing ok although some leaves burn in the high summer heat or in frosts
It's true - this was already in our garden when we bought it - the flowers are lovely, the fruits genuinely smell like rose petals (and taste delicate) and it's very hardy but extremely attractive native (big dark leaves). Kids even ate fruit this avo!