This fast growing tree bears attractive red pear shaped fruit that are juicy and crunchy and one of the most refreshing treats when eaten chilled on a hot summers day. The trees grow and crop abundantly in most subtropics conditions, provided they are protected from frost when young. The fruit can also be used to add texture to salads with a subtle compliment to the flavour.
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Plant Information or Specifications
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)
Customer Comments on Wax Jambu
We have the pink variety in Sydney. It has grown to about 1 m and has already produced fruit. After winter it does drop some leaves, but gets new growth and so far seems to be doing OK. | Edward Henner - Carlingford, NSW 14-Oct-2006
Plenty of water and sun, excellent drainage- mine fruits in Adelaide | Andrew Jones - Norwood, Adelaide, SA 31-Jan-2007
Keep well watered & fed. Two varieties I know are growing very well in Fairfield East/Villawood. One of the varieties in particular has very large white fruit. I have marcotted my own from well established trees. Be mindful of extremes in temps. | Steven Lewis - Quakers Hill, NSW 28-Jan-2009
This is grown through out the Pacific and is called Kavika or Kafika depending on which island and language is spoken. | David Hatcher - Bellmere/caboolture, QLD 15-Mar-2011
I just saw a big tree on ANZAC parade in Kensington, assume it must be min 10 years old. LADEN with fruit!!! In a front yard, but not especially sheltered. | Elke - Dunbogan, NSW 24-Mar-2011
Growing red syzygium semarangense purchased as cutting 165mm pot from Daleys. Planted against north facing brick wall, full sun. Moderate watering, sandy loam soil, ph6.5. Mulched. Tree is now 3+yo over 2m tall will 3 beautifull fruit almost ready to pick | Liam Kett - Cheltenham, VIC 26-Mar-2017
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