Latin Name: Syzygium cumini
Common Names: Java Plum – Aka – jambul, jambolan, jamblang or jamun
Growth Structure: Perennial, 30 - 35' feet
Growth zone & Light: Full Sun, 4a to 11
Water Requirement: In early stages, it requires frequent irrigations but after being established, the interval between irrigations can be greatly decreased. Young trees require 8 to 10 irrigations in a year. The mature trees require watering when the fruit is ripening. During autumn and winter months, just an occasional irrigation may be applied when the soil is dry. This will also save the trees from the ill effects of frost in winter.
Flowering season: March to April
Fruiting season: Fruits develop by May or June. As it matures fruits change from pink to red and finally to black when ripe around November
Container: Java Plum trees grow very well in patio containers. Allow enough room for growth, generally a 18″ to a 30″ diameter, 14″ deep container will suffice.
Description: These are grafted trees of Krisharani Jamun growing at our home.
Fruiting will start on the 6th to 7th year. Jamun is a popular indigenous fruit of India. It has got a very valuable place in Ayurvedic medicines. It is believed to be a boon for diabetic patients. The jamun tree can be grown on a wide range of soils. However, for high yield potential and good plant growth, deep loam and a well drained soil are needed. Jamun can grow well under salinity and waterlogged conditions also. They add a wonderful accent to any outdoor space, garden or patio. Most will survive a very light frost and quickly return to normal in spring. Java Plum enjoys a well drained but moist, rich organic mix. The fruit is mildly sour and is often used to produce tropical jellies and jams.
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