THE LONG SEEDLESS WATER APPLE WHICH SIMILAR SHAPE OF GREEN CASHEW APPLE
Water apple( Syzygium samarangense) is a tropical tree growing to 12 m tall, with evergreen leaves The flowers are white, with four petals and numerous stamens. The fruit is a bell-shaped, edible berry, with colors ranging from white, pale green, or green to red, purple, or crimson, to deep purple or even black, fruit size will be 4–6 cm long in some varieties.
Water Apple is not actually an apple. It is a tropical fruit that grows in south-east Asia, including southern India, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. In Malaya and Indonesia, it will give two crops a year. Thailand variety water apples are big sizes and very sweet and delicious, while some varieties can be relatively round, others are somewhat pear-shaped, wide at the bottom, and very narrow at the top.
SPECIALITY OF ROSE WATER APPLE
This variety is very common in our place. It is in rose color when ripe and can be grown by seed. The seedlings will start fruiting within two years, so no need to plant grafted plants. It is very much liked by kids and the plant is small and will have plenty of fruit even the tree is small. In a year more than one time, it will fruit.
Water apple often grows quickly and bears fruit early. Therefore, these plants need fertilizer to be fairly frequently and on a regular basis. Fertilize according to vegetative growth and after the fruit picked. Fertilizer during flowering and fruit set should be avoided. In addition to chemical fertilizers, organic fertilizer – poultry manure, rabbit droppings or cow dung can be used. Organic fertilizers not only provide nutrients to plants gradually, but they also improve soil conditions.
When the color of the fruit changes from green to light green or red (in case of red variety), it is an indication that the fruit is ready to be picked. The fruit is also quite edible at this stage. The fruit is handpicked. Pick at the mature stage. Always handle the fruit carefully as the skin is susceptible to mechanical damage during handling.
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