Otaheite Apple plant is sometimes called Malay Apple
The Otaheite apple is closed relative to the wax jambu and rose apple, it has a red outer color and white flesh
It is very juicy and delicious.
- Scientific Name: The Otaheite Apple belongs to the species Syzygium malaccense, which is a member of the Myrtaceae family. It is native to Malaysia and Indonesia but is also cultivated in various tropical regions worldwide.
- Fruit Appearance: The fruit of the Otaheite Apple is often described as visually appealing. It is medium-sized, usually ranging from 2 to 4 inches in diameter. The color of the fruit varies, ranging from bright red to deep purple when ripe, and its shape can be round or ovoid.
- Taste and Texture: The flavor of the Otaheite Apple is generally sweet, with a hint of tartness. Its taste is often likened to a mixture of apples and roses, which makes it distinctive and unique. The texture of the fruit is crisp and juicy.
- Culinary Uses: The Otaheite Apple is typically eaten fresh as a delicious and refreshing snack. It can also be used in salads, fruit cocktails, and desserts. Additionally, it is sometimes made into jams, jellies, and beverages.