What makes an Indian summer better? Jamuns!

May 15, 2009
Jamuns/Jambools/Java Plums
Jamuns (aka jambuls, jambun or java plums) are fruits that are exclusive to the subcontinent. And for once, I’m happy to say I’d have these over any of the berries (or rather the lack of them) I’ve been crying over. No, I don’t need raspberries,cranberries and blackberries, I’d much rather have jamuns.

Jamuns are fruits with a blackish-purple skin. They can be white inside with a purple seed or deep purple all together. Come to think of it, they look like large black olives. When they’ve just begun entering the market they’re usually quite tart, but as they mature, they still have the characteristic zing but are much sweeter. They’ve got an astringent after taste that will keep reminding you of the flavour and you will end up eating a lot more of these than you intended!
Jamuns start making their appearance during early April and are found through June on every other busy street with women selling them by the kilo. There are a few jamun trees in my apartment complex as well, but I’d need a huge bamboo stick and a taller person to help me get those down! Each time I see the fruits on the tree I’m reminded of the summers of my childhood. All the girls in the neighbourhood would come out with their bicycles and run amuck though the sunny days. We’d pluck jasmine flowers to make tiny garlands, we’d make tents with bedsheets between two trees, we’d play with the turtles that resided in the fountain (well, here I’d just be watching) and we’d run around with vessels picking up jamuns that some of the older boys would pluck with bamboo sticks. Jamun picking was my favourite part. After collecting as much as I could, I’d run back home to show mum my new found treasure. Mum would then rinse them in running water, drain them and then put them in a saucepan with a little rock salt and shake it up together with the lid on. This way, they become nice and mushy, with the salt beautifully rounding off the tartness. No sooner were they laid out in a plate than I’d be on a marathons of sorts – eating up as much as I could, and in the process not just staining my fingers and tongue a shade of deep purple, but also my clothes (much to my mum’s chagrin).
Jamuns/Jambools/Java Plums
Even today, that is exactly how I enjoy my jamuns – pounded until tender with a pinch of salt. Jamuns are used to make preserves, sauces, tarts and jams as well. I haven’t tried cooking the fruit but I’m curious to know how it would taste. Maybe I will give it a shot sometime. They can also be made into sherbets, sorbets, syrups or pulpy drinks. I recently discovered that the jamun fruits are even fermented into wine in some parts of India!
I’m sure most of you would have never heard of this fruit, but when you’re travelling to the subcontinent during the summer, keep your eyes peeled for these.
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  • Reply arjwiz May 16, 2009 at 12:13 AM

    You know, Shaheen, it’s memories such as those that often make some of the most ordinary of things seem like little drops of heaven. I’m sure the simple image of jamuns often convinces your mind to subconsciously associate it with images of prior happiness.

    That was a lovely story.

  • Reply Sudeep May 16, 2009 at 12:08 AM

    Thanks for bringing back my childhood memories of Jamun and all the crazy thing we did on those trees for this simple fruits .
    Jamun in Ayurveda has a gr8 beneficial value for its results in Diabetes and Urinary Tract Infection.Its not actually the fruits or the pulp around but the actual seeds that are used for that.
    Just dry the seeds and make them in to a powder and you can use it in that way .

  • Reply arjwiz May 16, 2009 at 2:17 AM

    You should have a pic with the jamuns in your hand to give a sense of perspective to your readers :)

  • Reply Jess May 16, 2009 at 1:57 AM

    I’ve never heard of these plums. Thanks for the introduction. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for them.

  • Reply Parita May 16, 2009 at 1:58 AM

    Oh i so love jamuns…i miss them :(

  • Reply Kavey May 16, 2009 at 2:43 AM

    I had never heard of jamuns; I know the word only for gulab jamuns, which I’m guessing are named for their resemblance to the fruit?
    I was born and grew up in England but have visited India many times on holiday to see family. I am familiar with many of the fruits my family enjoy – I remember climbing the guava tree in the garden and eating fruits pulled straight off the branch.
    But jamuns are something I don’t know.
    Then again, we always visited during cooler months, since the heat is hard for us to tolerate.
    I’m guessing jamuns are in season now, hence why I never saw them?

  • Reply A_and_N May 16, 2009 at 2:59 AM

    Shaheen! Jamoons :( I miss them so much. Sigh.

  • Reply Pearl May 16, 2009 at 3:30 AM

    that is the first time i’ve ever seen jamuns! the color is gorgeous!

  • Reply plutosangel May 16, 2009 at 9:20 AM

    Nice story :) I’ve had similar memories with tamarind. I’m not a big fan of the Jamun it somehow dries out the mouth like astringent. But my Grandma loves them and she always does the same: Eats them with salt.

  • Reply pigpigscorner May 16, 2009 at 3:04 PM

    I’ve never heard of these. Looks like olives to me.

  • Reply Happy Cook May 16, 2009 at 5:55 PM

    I remeber buying this from the street vendour and enjoying them.

  • Reply Anonymous May 16, 2009 at 6:27 PM

    Hi Shaheen, I’ve never seen that fruit here but it sounds tasty.
    It struck me funny when I saw this post’s title because when I say ” Indian summer ” I’m talking about a hot day in Autumn.
    Great blog, keep up the good work!


  • Reply Deborah Barocas May 16, 2009 at 8:26 PM

    Oh my Gosh!!! I have been craving this fruit for years now, when I left Guyana 28 years ago would have been the last time I had them. I loved eating this fruit with either salt or sugar. It’s fine alone, but I truly would give anything to have some jamuns. We called it jamoons. Would you please email me a very large batch, but fedex is preferred. Sil vous plait Shaheen! YUMMM!!

  • Reply Shaheen May 17, 2009 at 10:27 AM

    Kavey: I love your tree climbing story. Reminds me of days I visited my gradmum’s hometown with her and they had a guava tree as well. For fruits that I couldn’t reach I’d use a catapult.

    I’m not sure of the etymology. I don’t see the common thread that binds the two together.

    I’ve got cousins who only come down to India from England during December. I can imagine how hard it would be for you to tolerate the 40C sun here in May. :)

    Plutosangel: Oh I’ve got a story with tamarind as well. But the white “vilayati” one. I haven’t seen them in Bombay though..

    pigpigscorner: you’re quite right about the shape – they are like large black olives.

    Anon: Oh no here – summer sets in when the rest of the northern hemisphere is enjoying Spring. What else would you call it when the weather is 40C!

    Deborah: Only if they survived the trip and US wasn’t iffy about fruits! I’ve never tried them with sugar. Will try it the next time.

  • Reply Prathibha May 17, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    shaheen…I am enjoying these Jamuns in Bombay….

    • Reply miley Binns October 12, 2010 at 12:54 AM

      Does anyone have the receipe for making the wine

  • Reply Deeba PAB May 17, 2009 at 8:40 PM

    You know what Coco, I see jamuns in the shop everyday & it takes me back to our days as kids with purple lips & stained clothes.I'm yet to get over my phalsa craze…but am ready to move onto jamuns now that I've read your post. Hope you experiment with them soon. With the kids at home, my free hours have been severely cut down!! Sigh

  • Reply the cookie shop May 19, 2009 at 3:08 AM

    I’ve seen these here in Brazil, in a farm at Minas Gerais! They are called jambolão, and the cook used to make a delicious jam with them…

  • Reply D-Man May 19, 2009 at 6:29 AM

    We had a jamun tree where I grew up as a child in Trinidad. I thought it was a West Indian thing. I have not heard anyone talk about it until now. Cool…

  • Reply Anonymous May 19, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    Hi, I had Jamuns last week for the first time in 40 years, I now live in Perth West Australia. I actually have a tree growing in my yard, however it has not fruited as yet.
    Can I please get the recipe for Jamun Wine.
    my email is

    Russell Gallagher

  • Reply Anonymous May 19, 2009 at 10:25 PM

    Its so fantastic to see my childhoods tiny fruits pictured in here… No, I’m not from India!

    In my hometown in a Brazilian island, in Santos, Brazil, along some of the pluvial drainage channels that cross the entire city there are lots of jamuns trees; Sygynium jambolanum, we call it jambolão. There is a permanent dark blue stain on the cement sidewalk beneath the trees due the ripened fruits falling for ages in the summertime. Its a huge, beautiful tree and I love the memories of eating the intense crimson black fruits while getting back home from school. Thank you for bring back such great childhood memories!

  • Reply Shaheen May 20, 2009 at 11:16 PM

    I am loving how this post is bring back childhood memories for so many of us. I’m quite surprised these about these fruits having spread so far and wide. I absolutely *LOVED* reading all your stories. :D

  • Reply Anonymous May 22, 2009 at 6:10 AM

    In the Philippines, we call them duhat, or lomboy in another dialect. Different names, same childhood experiences!

  • Reply mona May 25, 2009 at 9:46 PM

    My mom would do the same with Jamuns and I along with my siblings enjoyed them until our tongues were colored maroon :-)
    I miss them! Its been years, you have made my mouth water.

  • Reply SP from Michigan May 31, 2009 at 10:13 AM

    I haven’t had jamuns in over 30 years because I have not been in India in the summer. I wish there was a way to get them in U.S.A.

  • Reply Anonymous June 5, 2009 at 12:30 AM

    It's weird. I'm eating Jamuns now, posting something about childhood memories on another site and this post hits my surfing path…
    I love purple …(oooooh someone pinch me!)

  • Reply Liz June 21, 2009 at 11:36 PM

    Huh, I've never seen these, but it's interesting to learn about them. Glad you commented on my blog, and let me find yours! Lovely photos.

  • Reply Anonymous June 28, 2009 at 12:29 AM

    Blackberries in usa come close to jamuns….but nothing like a real amun. I miss them too.

  • Reply Anonymous July 7, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    please tell me where I can purchase this jamuns seeds or fruit. My email address is

  • Reply Shaheen July 14, 2009 at 1:07 AM

    eyjvaughn: I'm afraid I can't help you with places to purchase the seeds. The fruit is only available from March through May…

  • Reply Anonymous August 25, 2009 at 6:18 PM

    I am from guyana.I had some jamoons this past weekend after 36 years in the USA.these were specially brought over from Guyana for me by my daughter's friend.I enjoyed them so much.

  • Reply Anonymous October 8, 2009 at 1:40 PM


    my mom is diabetic and i dont know where to buy jamuns in USA ,please please guide me if know where to buy these lovely fruits,,, is urgent. so that i can buy seeds at least
    My email id is:-

  • Reply Anonymous October 25, 2009 at 7:57 PM

    I am from Georgetown Guyana, which is in South America. We had a Jamum (Jamoon)tree in our back yard. Honestly thought it was unique to Guyana…

  • Reply Anonymous October 25, 2009 at 7:58 PM

    My Gran used to make Jamun wine at home in Guyana…

  • Reply Anonymous October 29, 2009 at 8:02 AM

    Well I just had my very first taste of jamuns. Absolutely delicious and i was looking for a recipe for preparing juice with them but its gonna be hard as i keep eating them all,lol. I prepped mine with sugar and a little rum then eat them just like that,divine. Oh and this is in Barbados.

  • Reply Anonymous October 29, 2009 at 8:05 AM

    any recipes for jamun juice or wine would be appreciated.

  • Reply The Purple Foodie October 29, 2009 at 8:41 PM

    So good to read that this post is bringing back childhood memories for so many!

    Anon 1:

    Anon 2: Emailed you

    Anon 3: And I though it was unique to the Indian subcontinent. How myopic are we!

    Anon 4: Hope you come back to share your grandmom's wine recipe. There have been quite a few requests for it.

    Anon 5: Nooo! I made a sorbet and juice, but nothing is better than having jamuns just the way they are, maybe with a little salt. The rum addition sounds interesting…

    Anon 6: hope Anon 3 returns with it!

  • Reply Anonymous November 3, 2009 at 8:53 AM

    Hey Guess what!!! I have always loved Jamuns since I was a young girl growing up in a tiny African country called Zambia!! And I have to say that I have never seen Jamuns like that ever in India. They were huge and juicer than those found in India, which I have tasted, btw!! We had a tree in our back yard and our houseboy used to bring them down every day. Strangely, they are also available here in Florida where I live!! I recently had some, and planted the seeds, and hopefully someday they will bear fruit. It might take a while, but I hope some day!!! Kajal.

    • Reply sonny May 11, 2011 at 9:03 AM

      Hi Kajal,

      Do you know where in Florida they sell Jamun or the jamun seed would be very much appreciated thanks.

  • Reply cygent December 5, 2009 at 5:01 AM

    anybody figured out how to get them in the USA? or where to find seeds to plant here? getting desperate for a bite & reminiscing the taste people!! Please help me!!

    • Reply miley Binns October 12, 2010 at 1:00 AM

      i have hundreds of small plants and seeds in Jamaica so if you ever come to Jamaica, contact me i need the recipe for the wine

  • Reply poopdeckpappy March 27, 2010 at 8:17 AM

    i have been wondering about this fruit. My wife and I just moved into a house near Brownsville, Texas and we have a HUGE jamun tree in the yard. I had to look it up on the internet just to find out what it is. It puts out TONS of this fruit every year and we started wondering what they were when some people from India came to the house and asked if they could please pick some. we didn't know what they were but we said sure. anyone know how rare this tree is in the US? we were thinking about finding a local market that sells Indian food and seeing about selling some there. any advice? I am not sure what would be a fair price. also curious about how to serve it.


    • Reply Muneer Chowdhry May 27, 2011 at 6:16 AM

      I would like to buy some Jamun seeds from you.
      Please let me know when you have them.

    • Reply Monu August 6, 2011 at 3:20 AM

      Hey Doug, great to know you have successful Jamun tree growing in Texas ! I am in NJ – right next to Manhattan – and have a few baby jamun trees. They are a warm weather tree, so in winters I will have to bring them in.

      What kind of weather do you have where this tree is ? What is the coldest it gets in winters ?

      You would be able to EASILY sell the fruit to some Indian market – we Indians are just crazy about this fruit.

      Thank in advance !

  • Reply Sam June 12, 2010 at 3:20 AM

    Hi Shaheen,
    I was just plowing through my first Jamun-fest of the summer in Karachi and reminiscing about our Jamun picking days in the Lahore summer years ago. My husband and I are huge Falsa and Jamun fans, though he’s more partial towards Falsa. We googled Jamun to look up the English name for it. I guess there isn’t one, but how wonderful to see the fruit all over the map. I always thought it was indigenous to the Indian subcontinent as well.
    All the recipes sound delicious. My mother used to sprinkle a bit of black salt(?) but I have them ice cold from the fridge with no frills.
    So glad I stumbled upon your website. Will frequent more often. Now, let’s talk about Falsa, watermelon, chikoo and mangoes. Summer in our part of the world truly is heaven. :)

  • Reply PurpleFoodie June 12, 2010 at 11:20 PM

    Aren’t the fruits we get here just the best? I’m really sad that this time the jamun harvest wasn’t as much as usual. I barely ate any. In fact, I hardly see any one selling it this season. Such a pity.

    I was in Karachi way back in 1990 (all of 4 years old!) and I remember my aunt there had a jamun tree in her backyard! I’d stretch through the window to grab some.

    I love it with black salt/rock salt too! Ice cold would be too cold for my teeth!

    I’ve heard such good things about phalsa but haven’t had the opportunity to try it yet.

  • Reply Anonymous June 27, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Hi Sam,

    i have been looking for this tree for ages, and you have it right there in your front yard.
    email me at
    I would greatly appreciate. I really need the seeds of the fruit and I would not mind paying.
    thank you

  • Reply johnny FROM FLORIDA August 7, 2010 at 8:58 AM


    • Reply Jamun Lover August 25, 2010 at 7:42 PM

      Do they sell Jamun Trees or seeds in the US? I am looking to grow my own tree….

    • Reply monica September 25, 2010 at 11:12 AM

      Are you willing to sell one of the trees. I will trade you the wine receipe

      • Reply Monu Sohal August 6, 2011 at 3:23 AM

        Both – Jamun Trees (Baby Plants) and Jamun seeds are avialble on . Just goto, and search JAMUN.

        Cheers !

    • Reply Purvesh July 8, 2015 at 2:59 AM

      I am visiting FL in two weeks. Can you tell me where I can find/buys some? I have been searching for a while. Thanx.

  • Reply jp August 15, 2010 at 6:51 PM

    I would love to have a recipe for Jamun wine which I would want to make at home in Delhi. Can someone please oblige Thanks in advance

  • Reply jp August 15, 2010 at 7:02 PM

    can someone please provide a recipe for falsa(phalsa) wine. I loved these berries when I was a kid growing up in old Delhi in the early 60’s.

    • Reply junaid d May 27, 2011 at 2:52 PM

      you still have time to make some Falsa wine if you can get them.I have been making alsa wine for the last 10 years and it has the perfect properties for making a very delicioous wine.
      1 kilo falsa for every U S Gallon
      1 kilo sugar
      wine making easte perferably hot temperture resistent in Pakistan and India.
      Take a kilo of meshed Falsa and water in a pot and boil for 2 minutes
      Put a kilo of sugar in a food grade container and pour the hot Falsa and water over it then stur in the sugar.
      When coold add yeast and cover and leave in must pushing the pulp down twice a day for up to 5 days ,then strain liquor a put into a fermentation wessele and put a Air lock leaving some space for it to vigour once stable then add some water to top it up to the neck,
      itg can take up to 3 to 4 months to clear and the fermetntation to stop . Makes an exceptionel dry red mine that is out of this world ,
      this resipe will make a wine around 10% you can mmake it stronger but you better be usin a S G meatre ,my reading with formula is around 1090..

  • Reply miley binns September 16, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    could sopmeone please give me the recipie for Jamun win. thanks

    • Reply Lorraine October 9, 2010 at 7:52 PM

      It just dawned on me to look up jamoons (as we called it in Guyana) and got caught up in all this excitement and comments. As the Holiday are nearing and thinking of making Black Cake, I remembered my Mom making Jamoon Wine and using it in the Black Cake. I was the best thing and also remembered climbing the trees, picking and eating them with my hands teeth and clothes all stained.

  • Reply Joe December 18, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    This fruit brings back so much memories of growing up in the countryside in Guyana .

  • Reply Ingrid January 2, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    I thought I was alone in my obsession with jamoon. After years of enquiry, I had come to the conclusion that this fruit, which I consider ‘nectar from God’, was unique to Guyana. Oh well, we’re still the source of other unique things. :D
    So obsessed am I by this fruit, that I have written a story from my childhood in which jamoon plays a central role. How I wish that role was maintained in my adulthood!

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  • Reply Jo August 7, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    Hi, I too love jamuns and have intro’ed my kids to it. There’s a jamun tree in front of my house and the fruits fall on my car and stain them. Does anyone know how to clean them? My car-cleaner says that the stains are permanent :(

  • Reply hanif December 4, 2011 at 7:24 AM

    be careful while climbing Jamoon tree.

    Thier branches are BRITTLE

  • Reply UK February 7, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    We had 2Jamun trees in our bunglow.We had a lot of jamuns during summer.
    Jamuns & raw mangoes eaten in afternoon keeps body cool during summer.

  • Reply Rekha May 28, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    They’re not exclusive to the subcontinent. They also grow in parts of the Caribbean.

    • Reply Raul Brammin June 17, 2012 at 11:11 AM

      Rakha… as a matter of fact they ARE exclusive to the subcontinent…

      They were introduced in the Carribean island by indian slaves and the colonies that ruled the region.

      You definitely would like to read history a bit more , now wouldnt you ;) ???

      • Reply Rajendra July 18, 2012 at 4:53 AM

        Not Indian slaves but indentured servants.After slavery was abolished in the Caribbean and Guyana indentured servants were brought in to do the work of the ex-slaves.So their likes for fruits and food were introduced in the areas where they settled.

  • Reply Phoenix June 5, 2012 at 3:57 AM

    I agree with you.. I’d give up all the berries in the world, just to eat JAMUNS again.. So many childhood memories are connected with this most precious purple berry.. I simply can’t wait to be in India this summer to eat Jamuns with my newlywed love :)

  • Reply Monu June 6, 2012 at 1:37 AM

    I am growing 2 jamun trees in New Jersey, USA. They are still small. During winters, I take them inside – where it is warm. For a few years I will have to keep doing that. Hopefully, when they are big – they will be able to survive the winters on their own.

    Jamun trees are growing successfully in Texas, CA and other warm & moderate climate states.

    Jumun’s the fruit from Heaven ! :-)


    • Reply jamun lover November 15, 2012 at 2:35 PM

      Where did you get the seeds? I haven’t had jamun in over 38 yrs. I’m in PA now and would love to start my own tree. Please email me at mzee3421@gmail

      • Reply manu May 10, 2013 at 4:28 PM

        I grew from the seeds that i bought the fruit from ,ate the fruit and saved the seed dry in the sun for a month then put them in the pot .Sprouts came out within 3 weeks . Now I am looking for somebody to take over my JAMUN TREE because it is too big for my house. I live in north of CANADA so I cant think of putting in the ground to survive in winter.

        • Reply Minu May 11, 2013 at 10:03 PM

          I would love to buy your jamun plant if you still have it
          I live in ca

    • Reply simar September 4, 2013 at 9:03 PM

      Monu – where did you find Jamuns. I live in NJ. I’m willing to buy the seeds – if you have any left. I try to grow everything in pots – guava, pomagranate, lemon, now thinking about ordering a condo mango tree.

      • Reply Monu Sohal September 5, 2013 at 1:35 AM

        Hello Simar, …and Minu….

        I bought small plants by a seller on ebay. I just checked and there are more small Jamun plants still selling on ebay. Seeds are also selling. Just goto and search JAMUN.

        Problem with trying to grow Jamun in NJ – like I am doing – is that moment the frost starts – you have to move the plant indoors – and keep it in a heated room – where it can get sunlight. Even a day or 2 exposure to the chills will kill the plant.

        So far – I have had the plant for 3 years – and it is growing well. Hopefully it will bear some fruit in a few years :-)

        Where in NJ are you, Simar ? …. I live in Lyndhurst, 07071.

  • Reply mamun.pb June 24, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    my hot favorite frouit is jamun.unfortunately jamun found very short time.havy rain reduce the growing of jamun frouit.i am bangladeshi,you found it in summer at middle of the june in whole indian subcontinant.

  • Reply Cami Loutan September 6, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    I,m from Trinidad & Tobago and we got lots of jamun trees here. Iremember eating these fruits in my teenage years

  • Reply Alain November 13, 2012 at 2:29 AM

    exclusive in India? How did it came to the Philippines?

  • Reply Karina December 22, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    How so very true!!!! I grew up in central Afica in a country called Zambia and believe me the jamuns there are the very best that I have EVER tasted, and yes I have lived in India for a number of years and tasted jamuns of all seasons. Smply no comparision but we have to take into account that each country has its own unique type of soil!!!
    But now I live in USA and my jamun tree is about 8 feet tall, and its about 2 years old. But a friend of mine lives in Orlando and that tree is a 100 feet tall and during the season which is around July/August, and they enjoy literally thousands of jamun!!! But certainly nothing like what we had in Zambia!!!
    And that accounts for 3 different continents, so I have to say that like most things, the seeds travel with travelers!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Reply Zaman March 24, 2013 at 2:21 AM

      Can u give me the address in orlando for the tree. Maybe I can get the seeds

      • Reply Karina September 22, 2013 at 3:02 AM

        Hey sorry it took me months to reply to your request, but was busy over the summer, and by now the jamuns are over. They bear fruit around Jun thru September!! However if you let me know, I have some small jamun shoots that I grew from seeds, which will try and mail them to you. But be prepared, it may take a LONG time for the jamun shoots to grow into a tree, and bear fruit!! My tree is about 8 to 10 feet tall now but I don’t know how long it will take to bear fruit!!
        My custard apple took 7 years before it bore fruit, and this year I have enjoyed so many sitaphals, yum yum yum!! So patience is the key plus jamuns are susceptible to from so have to protect in winter!! Bye.

        • Reply Amit October 23, 2013 at 4:24 AM

          Hey! I would also like to get a hold of some jamun fruit/plants if at all possible. Eating these fruits again would truly make my year, so if you have ANY idea where I could get some of these or custard apple (sitaphal) fruits, it would be amazing. Email me!

        • Reply sindhu dhuru June 3, 2014 at 4:57 PM

          Hi,karina, Iwas told jambul tree gives fruits after 6-7 years.Ihave 2 of them no fruits yet .Please tell me what you feed them.sindhu

  • Reply kerriann springer March 2, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    THe Jamun tree can also be found all over Barbados, in the Caribbean.

  • Reply belinda March 22, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    cn someone tell me how much per kilogram i should pay for Jamun fruit??

  • Reply Deepak June 13, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    I don’t know wht type it’s taste .. Plzz tell me correct tast of Jamun..

  • Reply carolyn June 24, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    I live in New York and would love to try these Java plums also known as Jamun, does anyone know where I can buy this fruit in NY.

    • Reply Karina September 22, 2013 at 3:11 AM

      Hey Carolyn, if you have Chinese store around your area, then you might try to pop in and see if they have some. The season is around July thru September so you just might get lucky. However the fruits are extremely sensitive and get soft pretty fast so you have to be careful when you buy, They should be firm but not pulpy!!
      Sadly this year I have not been able to get any Jamuns. I basically live on fruit and yogurt so any fruit info you want just maybe I can help out!! This year our Florida Kent mangoes were absolutely wow!! Normal Kent mangoes come from South America but the ones we get here in Florida are grown right here, so they are just absolutely stupendous in taste!!

    • Reply Mansoor June 29, 2014 at 5:47 AM

      I just got them today from Subzi Mandi in Hicksville, long island. I haven’t tried them yet. My In Laws did and they said they were really good. They are frozen though. I guess you can get them in Subzi Mandi at Jackson Heights.

  • Reply Uma July 17, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    It very difficult to find the fruit however you can buy the juice from the Indian store in Queens. APNA BAZAR

  • Reply ahmad mukhtar July 24, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    how much can pay

  • Reply Mits August 22, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    When I was a kid I heard a country music in Brazil, including the word “jamelon” … fast forward 40 years I went to India and there was a suspicious olive-like blackish fruit – I tasted some and fell in love … jamun ! … not sure how it morphed to “jamelon”. Later I found several jamun trees around the place I lived … So, include Brazil in your list … it was brought from India by the Portuguese during the colonial times – in exchange they took the cashew nuts from Brazil to India (^_*).

  • Reply Mits August 22, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    You can try the Discount Warehouse for exotic fruits:

    But, they are charging waaaay too much. Suggest you try buying from Karina’s friend.

  • Reply fariha ejaz May 9, 2014 at 2:36 AM

    hi, I need help growing jamun from seeds.I tried but they r not growing.I used the seed starting soil.i want to know if i am doing something wrong.
    tips much appreciated

    • Reply Joseph mathew June 20, 2014 at 7:54 AM

      Fariha I half soaked the seeds in water for a couple of days till the seeds cracked open and the young shoots emerge. Plant them in well drained soil in a pot and you will have the beginning of a 100 foot tall tree. These trees last longer than our lifetimes I guess. The one from my childhood days is still growing strong. Good luck.

  • Reply naghma December 22, 2014 at 12:54 AM

    Just bought some frozen jamun from Indian store and have saved the seeds. How should I store them till ready to plant?

  • Reply Dolly F Ali June 10, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Aw here can I find Jamun in Orlando

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