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Old 10-15-2007, 09:20 AM   #1
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Name that fruit!!

ok where i'm from (guyana) we have a fruit called Jamun and i'm wondering if anyone knows what this fruit is in the US. I live in FL now and i found the fruit here but we kinda stole it from someones tree but i'm sure they are guyanese and would call it Jamun also. Anyway here's the pic. The 1st one is a size comparison to a large egg but i have seen the fruit bigger than this. The largest i've seen is probably the size of a black olive. The 2nd pic is the pit, the 3rd is what it looks like on the inside and the 4th is it attached to the stems. Thanks.

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Old 10-15-2007, 09:58 AM   #2
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Hi I would like to know as well. I have eaten loads of this in India where they are also called jamuns.

They are larger than an olive and dark purple in color. After you eat several of them they leave your mouth completely tart and purple. I have never seen them in the US.

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Old 10-15-2007, 11:38 AM   #3
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I've never seen it myself, but you can find quite a lot of info about it online, especially as a herbal remedy. It was introduced to Florida by the USDA in 1911. Common name for US seems to be Black Plum. Use the scientific name and you can't go wrong! :) Syzgium cumini

Syzygium Cumini,Myrtaceae,Eugenia Jambolana,Black Plum,Jambolan Plum

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