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ROSE APPLE

Botanical Name: Syzygium jambos
Description

Native to the East Indies, this attractive tree has glossy narrow leaves and dark red new growth. The yellow fruit is 'rose petal' flavoured and in a class of its own for taste. The tree is virtually never without fruit or flowers, fruiting for about 6 months of the year. The white fluffy flowers are spectacular and attract many bees and birds with their fragrance. A beautiful ornamental plant. Fruits in 3-4 years from seed. Warning This species is susceptible to Myrtle Rust (Puccinia psidii s.l.)It has been observed in the field with moderate to severe damage and will require ongoing treatment to control the rust. For more information follow this link. http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/biosecurity/plant/myrtle-rust

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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

+10m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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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

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

5+ Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March

 

Question & Answer

This tree grows to 8m, does it take kindly to severe pruning so it can be treated more like an orchard tree and the fruit easier to harvest? From: MOORLAND NSW

Rose apples respond well to pruning to maintain them as a compact tree or shrub. They are susceptible to Myrtle rust so a regularly application of a fungicide is also recommended to keep this under control.

Customer Comments on Rose Apple

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Rose Apple Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

Rose Apple

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! | Suzy Zullo - coffs Harbour, NSW 10-Dec-2006

Rose Apple

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. | Dawne Zotz - Carlingford, NSW 08-Jan-2010

Rose Apple

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. | Diane - Seven Hills, NSW 08-Apr-2010

Rose Apple

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. | Norzaini Amin - Macgregor, QLD 13-Aug-2016
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Rose Apple

Ellen's Edible Fruits
Update: 2986 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Supplier - Daleys

I find this plants loves heat and sunlight . I had it in a pot. I'll repot it in the coming Spring .


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Rose Apple (Seedling) 7/10

HappyEarth's Edible Fruits
Update: 2991 days 20hrs

Comments: - Hardy, easy to grow tree with tasty small fruits.

Fruiting Months January and December

Height 2 metres

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Compost, BD Lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: None

Organic Status:Organic


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Rose Apple (Seedling) 8/10

Linnie's Edible Fruits
Update: 2596 days 2hrs

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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 Daleys, and last year one fruited for the first time. I think it is Daley's own catalogue that describes them as "in a league of their own", and they are! Crisp, sweet, kind of juicy, and so rose-appley... And they leave a beautiful perfume in your tastebuds! Delicious! (And also a pretty, hardy plant!)

The only reason that the satisfaction indicator is on 8 instead of 10 is because only one has fruited and there were only 5 fruits, and I had to share these with two other people, and I would have enjoyed a bucket of them!!! :)

Planted: 2004

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 6 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

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Rose Apple

Dekka's Edible Fruits
Update: 2973 days 14hrs

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I have two trees 3metres apart. One grows really well and the other is 1/4 the size of it's brother. One solitary flower last year.


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Rose Apple 5/10

SEPD's Edible Fruits
Update: 2963 days 6hrs

Comments: -

doing ok although some leaves burn in the high summer heat or in frosts

Height 1 metres

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Rose Apple (Seedling) 3/10

Lorna's Edible Fruits
Update: 2951 days 11hrs

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Unenthusiastic grower and producer of pleasant rose flavoured fruit. Fruit tend to be a bit dry.

Fruiting Months January

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

None needed.

Organic Status:Organic


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Rose Apple

Robwhite1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2639 days 1hrs

Comments: -

a freind has one fruiting near the coast and reckons they taste good?


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Rose Apple (Seedling)

Cam's Edible Fruits
Update: 2265 days 21hrs

Comments: -

I came across the plant at a local nursery by chance and bought it home. Not sure whether it's going to survive through Melbourne's Winter, but worth a try.


Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot


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