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Syzygium Cumini, Jamun

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The evergreen Jamun plant bears amazing fruits.

SKU: SYZ-PLA-AVE Category: Tags: , , Product ID: 1201

Description

About Syzygium Cumini

The evergreen Jamun plant, with oblong opposite leaves that are smooth, glossy and have 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.

Common Name Java plum, Jamun, Malabar plum,
Maximum Reachable 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
Syzygium 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 flavour than Coriander (Coriandrum sativum). The leaves are used to season meat and other foods in the 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, diarrhoea, and ringworm
  • The bark is astringent, sweet-sour, diuretic, digestive and anthelmintic

Culinary Use:

  • Uses in the making jams

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Jamun fruit good for diabetics?

Yes, according to the published research Jamun fruit good for diabetics

What is Jamun fruit called in English?

In English, Jamun fruit is known as Syzygium cumini

How to grow Jamun plant from seed?

  1. Fill the seed-raising tray up to approximately 1/2 inch from the top with moist potting soil. Firm the soil in the container with your fingers. 2. Soak tamarind seeds overnight in warm water to speed up germination. Spread the seeds over the soil in the seed-raising tray. Sprinkle a 1/8-inch layer of soil over the seeds. Lightly tamp the soil with your fingertips so it sits firmly over the seeds. 3. Water the seeds with a spray bottle; aim to keep the soil moist, not soggy. 4. Cover the seed-raising tray with clear plastic wrap or cover to insulate the seeds and to help maintain the soil moisture until the seeds germinate. 5. Place the seed tray in a sunny area. Moisten the soil, as needed, throughout the germination process. Expect the seeds to germinate within approximately one month. 6. Transplant the seedlings to individual pots once their second set of true leaves appears. Plant them outdoors in a sun-filled area at the beginning of summer

How to plant Jamun seeds?

  1. Fill the seed-raising tray up to approximately 1/2 inch from the top with moist potting soil. Firm the soil in the container with your fingers.
  2. Soak tamarind seeds overnight in warm water to speed up germination. Spread the seeds over the soil in the seed-raising tray. Sprinkle a 1/8-inch layer of soil over the seeds. Lightly tamp the soil with your fingertips so it sits firmly over the seeds.
  3. Water the seeds with a spray bottle; aim to keep the soil moist, not soggy.
  4. Cover the seed-raising tray with clear plastic wrap or cover to insulate the seeds and to help maintain the soil moisture until the seeds germinate.
  5. Place the seed tray in a sunny area. Moisten the soil, as needed, throughout the germination process. Expect the seeds to germinate within approximately one month.
  6. Transplant the seedlings to individual pots once their second set of true leaves appears. Plant them outdoors in a sun-filled area at the beginning of summer

How to grow Jamun trees?

Sunlight Keep the plant outdoors in direct bright light. Protect the plant from the afternoon direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. Soil The soil should be well-drained and fertile rich in organic content. Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy seasons. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month. Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake nutrients and moisture easily.

Do Jamun trees have flowers?

Yes, Jamun trees have flowers

What is Jamun fruit?

The fruit is oblong, ovoid. Unripe fruit looks green. As it matures, its colour changes to pink, then to shining crimson red and finally to black colour.

Is Jamun fruit good for health?

Jamun or Black plum is an important summer fruit, associated with many health and medicinal benefits.

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