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Syzygium jambos 'Alston'

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Syzygium (siz-ZY-gee-um) (Info)
Species: jambos
Cultivar: Alston

Synonym:Eugenia jambos

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20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

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USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Thaumaturgist On Sep 10, 2003, Thaumaturgist from Rockledge, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

The Rose Apple (nothing in common with an Apple) from the family Myrtaceae, is not exempt from the Eugenia/Syzygium dual taxonomic controversy. And hence, it is also classified as Eugenia jambos. As if that was not enough, other botanists claim the Rose Apple to be:

Jambosa vulgaris
Jambosa jambos
Caryophyllus jambos

Although the Rose Apple is native to the East Indies and Malaysia, it now can be found all over the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world.

In Brazil, it is called Jambo Amarelo or Jambeiro in Portuguese. In Florida where the rose-scented Rose Apple was introduced before the turn of the century, it grows almost wild from here in Brevard County (east-central Florida) all the way into south Florida.

Positive Monocromatico On Jun 7, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

The "White Jambo" is sooooo delicious. The trees are blooming right now

Positive Dinu On Mar 31, 2003, Dinu from Mysore
India (Zone 10a) wrote:

This tree is grown for its delicious fruit. The pulp has a pleasant rose flavour, hence its name - rose apple.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Kissimmee, Florida
Loxahatchee, Florida
Mulberry, Florida
Rockledge, Florida
Venice, Florida
Vieques, Puerto Rico

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