Rose apples originate from South East Asia.
The crispy rose apple fruits smell and taste like rose water. They are eaten fresh without removing the skin.
Djamboe aer mawar
Basic information and facts
South East Asia
Evergreen or deciduous:
This is an evergreen tree.
A showy terminal inflorescence, usually with four whitish-green flowers on the outside of the crown
Leaves are long and glossy.
Fruits are about 5 cm long with a whitish-green color, but color variations exist including red skinned fruits. The skin is thin and waxy.
Climate and weather:
This species requires a tropical or near tropical climate. It growth at altitudes up to 900 meter.
Growth as a shrub or as a medium sized tree, 7 to 12 meter tall.
Type of soil:
Prefers deep loamy soil. But can tolerate sand or limestone with very little organic matter.
Spacing (close range)
Spacing (wide range)
Usually grown from seed.
Few insect problems. Aphids.
Sometimes a sooty mold growing on honeydew excreted by aphids. Leaf spot. Anthracnose. Fusarium root rot.
Pick by hand from the tree. Fruits should be used soon after picking because they spoil soon. Fruits ripen over an extended period of time.
Eat the rose apple fruits fresh (the skin can be eaten too). Fruits are crisp with the taste (and smell) of rose water.