The evergreen Jamun plant bears amazing fruits.
The evergreen Jamun plant, with oblong opposite leaves that are smooth, glossy and having a terpentine smell. Jamun has fragrant white flowers in branched clusters at stem tips and purplish-black oval edible berries. The leaves are antibacterial and are used for strengthening the teeth and gums.
The fruit and seeds are sweet, acrid, sour.
||Java plum, Jamun, Malabar plum,
||March to April
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
- Apply a high-potassium liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks from early spring until 6 weeks after flowering
- Keep moist in winter
Syzygium cumini care
- cumini prefers moist locations and will tolerate waterlogging thus is commonly found on riverbanks
- Despite its ability to thrive in low, wet areas, the tree also grows well on higher land if well-drained such as loams, marls, sands or oolitic limestone
||13 to 27 degrees C
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Syzygium cumini special feature
Food (Herb & Spice: In Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and India, the leaves are used fresh as a culinary herb which has a similar, but stronger flavor than Coriander (Coriandrum sativum).The leaves are used to season meat and other foods in Caribbean, Latin American and Asian cuisines.
Syzygium cumini uses
- The plant is used for an ornamental purpose
- The fruit and seeds used in diabetes, diarrhea, and ringworm
- The bark is astringent, sweet sour, diuretic, digestive and anthelmintic