Has any of you tasted this delicious tropical fruit variously known as black plum, Damson plum, Duhat plum, Jambolan plum. Lokal name is Jambhul. The name of the fruit is sometimes mistranslated as blackberry which is a different fruit in an unrelated family. The scientific name is Syzygium cumini and belongs to Myrtaceae family. Jambhul tree is fast growing and can reach heights up to 30 meters and can live more than 100 years. Its wood is strong and water resistant and is used extensively. The tree starts flowering in March to April and the fruit develop by May or June. The fruit resembles large berries and is ovoid in shape. The green fruit turns to pink to shining crimsonblack as it matures. The mature fruit is fleshy with a big seed inside. The taste is a combination of sweet, sour and astringent and is very special. Every part of the tree has medicinal properties.
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