Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wax jambu fruit facts

Wax jumbo fruits are pear shaped, thin pink skin, with crisp white flesh and slightly aromatic. Common names of the fruit include wax apple, love apple, java apple, chomphu, wax jambu, rose apple, bell fruit, makopa, tambis Philippines; the wax apple tree also grows in the Caribbean.

Soil Characteristics- Wide range of soil types provided drainage is good
Climate Requirements- Can grow in most parts of the tropics and subtropics. Frost and wind sensitive
Culture- Light feeding frequently and dense evergreen shade trees
Harvesting- Late summer into autumn where fruit are picked when fully colored and ripe on the tree. It can be bagged to protect them from birds and insects but the low commercial value makes this not worthwhile
Length of time until first crop- Three years
Marketing Notes Can be stored in airtight containers under refrigeration, but fruit are easily marked and flavor is not strong enough to attract consumers a second time
Three different kinds of waxjumbo's are:

Fast growing tree in the philipines country is Wax Jambu, attractive pink colored pear shaped fruit that are crunchy taste and stimulating on only a hot summers day.

Red waxy skin with crunchy white flesh taste. Highly attractive ornamental fruit as well as sweet and tasty fruit in philippines.

Oinnk Wax jambu fruit is very similar to that Red Wax Jambu but it has white waxy skin and is sweeter, but more cold sensitive in nature.

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