|SYZYGIUM SAMARANGENSE - WAX APPLE.
Syzygium javanicum, eugenia javanica
Java apple, wax apple, bell apple.
Family Myrtaceae (Myrtle family).
The wax apple is a short tree no more than 45 feet tall; the opposite leaves are aromatic when crushed.
The pink-reddish fruit has a waxy appearance and is bell shaped.
The flowers are used in Taiwan to treat fever and diarrhea. The phytochemicals in the Java apple tree show some antibiotic action against staphylococcus aureus, candida albicans and mycrobacter smegmatis.
USDA zone 10 - 11.
Seeds and cuttings.
Due to recalcitrant nature of the seeds, they have a short viable life, can not be dried well and can not withstand low temperatures.
The wax apple can only be grown in the southern part of Florida, since this is a stricktly tropical plant.
Recalcitrant seeds are not refundable since they are prone to fungus and often difficult to germinate.
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