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Rose apple

Myrtaceae Eugenia jambos L.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

Tropical evergreen tree to 30 feet in height. The fruits are ovoid or globular, up to 2 inches in length and are white or pale yellow. The fruit has a thin layer of pale yellow flesh and 1 to 3 brown seeds, which lie loose in a large, hollow seed cavity. The fruit is sometimes eaten out of hand but is more generally used to make jelly and jams. It also can be stewed or preserved in syrup.

Last update February 19, 1999 by ch