Malay Apple Plant

Description

BIONOMIAL NAME:"Syzygium malaccense". A very beautiful fruit, usually deep red in color, pear shaped, with a waxy skin, about the size of an apple. Flesh is crunchy, often juicy, with a mild sweet flavor. Some varieties have white or pink skin.A medium to large sized tree growing to over 60 ft in some areas. Flowering usually occurs in early summer followed by fruit ripening 3 months later.Malay apples (mountain apples) commonly grow in mid-elevation rain forest areas, often as large understory trees. They do not succeed as well at sea level. Trees usually require little care other than year-round water. Green leaves are soft-leathery, dark-green and fairly glossy on the upper surface, paler beneath; 6 to 18 inches long, 3 1/2 to 8 inches wide.