Author Topic: Named Java plum varieties  (Read 668 times)

Altrexy

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 118
    • USA, FL, Miami, 11A
    • View Profile
Named Java plum varieties
« on: October 01, 2023, 07:30:21 PM »
Interested in growing a Java plum (syzygium cumini). Anyone know of any named/quality varieties for sale? Preferably sweet with less astringency.
-Alex. Planning for my grandkids

nullzero

  • Zone 10a
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3760
    • View Profile
Re: Named Java plum varieties
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2023, 07:34:18 PM »
The tree that Fruit and Spice park had was a good purple/white variety with low astringency and sweet flavor. Unfortunately the tree got felled during a hurricane and removed a few years back. I would check to see if anyone was able to get offspring from that tree.
Grow mainly fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Altrexy

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 118
    • USA, FL, Miami, 11A
    • View Profile
Re: Named Java plum varieties
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2023, 07:37:05 PM »
I was at fruit and spice yesterday and they had a huge fruiting Java pum. Thatís what got me interested. It might be an offspring of the one youíre referring to. I tried them and they were great but I got the impression there might be improved varieties.
-Alex. Planning for my grandkids

gozp

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1055
    • West Hills, CA
    • View Profile
Re: Named Java plum varieties
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2023, 01:53:24 AM »
I have 2 Duhat varities in the Philippines thats one is seedless & one is called bangkok.

Both amazing, bangkok has no astrigency when riped.

TFL77

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 45
    • Redland florida 33187
    • View Profile
Re: Named Java plum varieties
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2023, 09:36:37 AM »
I have 2 Duhat varities in the Philippines thats one is seedless & one is called bangkok.

Both amazing, bangkok has no astrigency when riped.
hi gozp,
do you have seeds / seedlings of the varieties? .i love jamuns.thank you

gozp

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1055
    • West Hills, CA
    • View Profile
Re: Named Java plum varieties
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2023, 12:50:06 PM »
I have 2 Duhat varities in the Philippines thats one is seedless & one is called bangkok.

Both amazing, bangkok has no astrigency when riped.
hi gozp,
do you have seeds / seedlings of the varieties? .i love jamuns.thank you

No. They are in the PH.


Altrexy

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 118
    • USA, FL, Miami, 11A
    • View Profile
Re: Named Java plum varieties
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2023, 05:05:49 PM »
Any way of importing them? Or maybe someone can smuggle a few  ;D
-Alex. Planning for my grandkids

seng

  • ManOfFruits
  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 218
    • USA, Ca, San Diego,92126, Mira Mesa
    • View Profile
Re: Named Java plum varieties
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2023, 08:04:55 PM »
I have the plants of unkown variety.  Sorry, no shipping, only local pickup.

You can get rid of the astringent by tenderize the fruits: put them in pastic container.  Add dried chilli and salt if needed.  Gently shake them until the fruits are soft or starting to break.

see my post on my tree:
https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=45639.msg452553#msg452553

RevivalR00ts

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 420
    • US, CA, Corona, 9b
    • View Profile
Re: Named Java plum varieties
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2023, 08:59:39 PM »
I have a few different types but nothing fruiting yet.

Galatians522

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1774
    • Florida 9b
    • View Profile
Re: Named Java plum varieties
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2023, 09:01:47 PM »
Can't get rid of the things here. Almost as bad a Brazilian Pepper. It would be nice if there was a good one out there.

seng

  • ManOfFruits
  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 218
    • USA, Ca, San Diego,92126, Mira Mesa
    • View Profile
Re: Named Java plum varieties
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2023, 09:27:15 PM »
@Galatians522, mine is quite good.  Big and lots of flesh.

https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=45639.msg452553#msg452553

Galatians522

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1774
    • Florida 9b
    • View Profile
Re: Named Java plum varieties
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2023, 11:08:52 PM »
@Galatians522, mine is quite good.  Big and lots of flesh.

https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=45639.msg452553#msg452553

I will have to try your method of removing astringency next summer. I could fill the bed of a pick up truck with fruit around here. Thanks!

TnTrobbie

  • runs with pruners
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1025
  • ZonePusher has a spot for that.
    • 10b + 9b FL
    • View Profile
Re: Named Java plum varieties
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2023, 08:14:13 PM »
I ate some early this year in Guyana. If it weren't for the astringency, I'd probably like the fruit more raw. It's commonly eaten mixed with salt, pepper, and some form of "green seasoning" (culantro/grated garlic/diced white onion/hottt pepper/lime juice). Would love to get plants or seeds of non astringent types. Will be on the look out.
The Earth laughs in flowers. And bear gifts through fruits.
No where to plant it ...but at least I got it. ;)
F*ck squirrels and deers

 

SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk