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About Syzygium cumini

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.

Seeds Specifications

Seeds per Packet5250
Common Name Java plum, Jamun, Malabar plum,
Height 30 m
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time March to April
Difficulty Level 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
Sunlight Full sun
Watering Medium
Soil Moist
Temperature 13 to 27 degrees C
Fertilizer 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

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • The fruit and seeds used in diabetes, diarrhea, and ringworm
  • The bark is astringent, sweet sour, diuretic, digestive and anthelmintic

Culinary Use:

  • Uses in the making jams

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do syzygium cumini grow?

On average syzygium cumini grows 30 m

What color are syzygium cumini?

A syzygium cumini plant bears flowers of color White

How hard is syzygium cumini to grow?

A syzygium cumini is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a syzygium cumini need?

A syzygium cumini prefers Full sun

How much water does a syzygium cumini need?

A syzygium cumini prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a syzygium cumini need?

Moist

What temperature does a syzygium cumini like?

13 to 27 degrees C

How should I fertilize my syzygium cumini?

Apply any organic fertilizer

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