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Scientific name: Syzygium jambos


Family: Myrtaceae


Morphological Characteristics: This tree can reach up to 15 meters in height. The canopy is cone-shaped, with abundant branching and, consequently, a lot of shade. It is born in smaller trees than the red jambo. Its leaves are also smaller and sharper. Flowering is abundant: the flowers, white, large but delicate, cover the entire crown of the tree and then fall in a beautiful spectacle. The fruit is smaller, much more similar, externally, to the araçá than to the red jambo fruit. On the outside, its color is also lighter than the other, varying between shades of pink and yellow.


Origin: Tropical Asia (Eastern India and Malaysia)

Natural Occurrence: In regions with a hot and humid climate.


Know more: It has a strong ornamental appeal, especially during the flowering period, when it creates a spectacular appearance. It is very suitable for planting on sidewalks, as in addition to being very beautiful when flowering, it provides a beautiful shade to protect cars from the sun. In its adult size it can reach up to 15 meters in height and 60 cm in trunk diameter, but to reach this size it should take more than 20 years after planting. It presents great plasticity to adverse environmental conditions (eg high wind resistance and salt tolerance), and easy adaptation to humid tropical forest environments.

It has different uses for human use. Being used as windbreaks and for erosion control (although there are restrictions). Its wood is widely used as fuel (firewood) (one of the main reasons for its wide spread throughout the world) and for tannin extraction. Although of low quality, its wood is also used in civil construction and handicrafts. Its fruits are highly appreciated for human consumption and used for the production of jams and jellies. In some regions, wood, roots, fruits and seeds are often used in folk medicine.

It is a fruit with a sweet taste and a very pleasant and characteristic aroma, being considered by many as the sweetest of all jambos. Fruiting in the tropics occurs at the beginning of the wettest period, approximately three months after flowering. Jambo is a good source of iron, proteins and other minerals. The fruits are fleshy, much appreciated by the fauna, and can reach over 4 cm in length and its seeds can reach over 2 cm in length.


Jambo Amarelo (Syzygium jambos)

SKU: P0125
  • 2L vase | Plant Height 80 cm

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