Jamun is an evergreen beautiful tropical tree, native to India, Pakistan and Indonesia. In Kannada it is known as Nerale Hannu. Other common names are Jambul, Black Plum, Java Plum, Indian Blackberry, Jamblang etc. The botanical name is Syzgium cumini.
The tree grows fast and reaches heights of up to 30m and can survive for more than 100 years. Leaves of this tree are smooth, glossy, oblong and placed opposite to one another having a turpentine smell. Its wood is strong and water resistant.
The trees start flowering from March to April. The flowers are greenish-white in color, small and fragrant.
The fruits are ripe in June and the fruit is oblong. It turns from green, to pink to shining crimson black as it ripens. White colored Jamun variety is also produced.
The taste of the fruit is sweet and sour, and tastes best when the fruits are soaked in salt water for 30 minutes. Raw fruits are used for making wine and vinegar. The juice of ripe fruit is used for preparing jams, jelly, sauces and other beverages.
The seeds of Jamun are used in various alternative medicines like Ayurveda, Unani and Chinese medicine for treating digestive ailments like dysentery.
The seeds are also rich in protein and carbohydrates and contain traces of calcium. Jamun juice acts as a dieretic and gives a soothing effect on human digestive system. It is also dried with salt and preserved as a Churan (digestive powder). Diabetic patients can consume Jamun fruit daily during the season to control sugar levels.
The leaves and bark of this tree is used for controlling blood pressure and gingivitis.
Recipes using Jamun fruit:
We have identified good jamun types and preapared few grafts for sale. There is growing demand for these grafts among the farmers.
K.R.C.COLLEGE OF HORTICULTURE, ARABHAVI, GOKAK, BELAGAUM DT.
Indian Blackberry isvery good for health point . It is one of the fruit recommeded for diabetic patient. The tree is hardy and could be grown in all types of soil. Now it is one of the important fruit crop for dry lands.
Thank you Dr.Swamy for your valuable inputs.
I, post graduate student of pharmacy want to work on the white jamun so please provide me the information what ever you have on that.
this will help me in my project work.
Thanks for stopping by…even though I have heard about white jamun tree I have not yet seen the tree nor have I tasted the fruit. If I come across some information regarding the fruit, I will let you know. All the best for your project.
Is the fruit now in season? Can someone post me a reply on email@example.com. Thanks and regards, Tariq
Hi Tariq, The season of Jamoon in India is in the months of July and August. Shantha
Where can I buyjamun tree in America
Hi Mulik Sayeedi,
I live in India so I really do not have any idea where you can buy the Jamun tree in the US. But, I have come across many websites of nurseries in USA, who sell plants online. You can check there.
I recently discovered the Jamun tree in Jamaica, at first I thought it was the Blackcurrent tree but was corrected, I made the juice and it is so delicious I have a number of plants which i will be planting soon.
Hi Miley Binns,
Jamaica, Jamun and Juice so cool! Thanks for dropping by…
I want to supply Jamun,
Please let me know the prospective buyers.
I have rice that is organically grown. any one interested in Organic rice can call me on 9833193673 or write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Also I an supply Jamun, Herdia and some organically grown vegetables.
Vegetables available is
Brinjal, dudhi and Tamato
Jamun is a precious Indian subcontinental fruit… Best known for its medicinal properties. Not much scientific documentation has been done in allopathy field, but as an ayurvedic treatment it has immense benefits. A person who eats Jamun regularly in the season will be free from many ailments.
Would like to know if an person is non-diabetic & aged about 44 yrs can drink juice. If yes then how much to consume , how long ?
Saurav, thank you for the additional information.
Sunandaa, I request you to consult a doctor.
Dear readers, if you have answers to Sunandaa please do respond.
i’m a undergraduate engineering student of food processing department . i’ve choosen my potential fruit as jamun for my final project . can you give ideas for product development from jamun.
Using Jamoon you can prepare Jams, Jellies, and Juice. My knowledge is limited to this. I will be posting Juice recipe shortly.
All the best for your course,
Does any one know about the mechanization for Jamun juice making. Or a book or thesis or any other literature mentioning it.
Dear Ms Shantha, Recently Jambul picked up lot of popularity for diabatic theraphy and it is effective. I planted 250 saplings in my farm and growth is good and we take utmost care for healthy growth. We need some specific guidance in respect of plant protection, decease control.Fungal attack on leaves at tip of the stems and leafe turns rough rust decease, the tender leaves get cut by insects not in sight.The problems are under control with application of pesticides which I wish to avoid. If you can give alternatives will be beneficial.our trees are 10 to 15ft height 3years… Read more »
I am overwhelmed by the interest people have on this fruit. My knowledge is very limited, as I am only a consumer. I have never grown this tree only seen them on Bannerghatta Road in Bangalore. Sorry, I am not of much help.
All the best,
i need information and refrences on jamun strains,if any one can help me please?
I will be glad if someone could help you out Manpreet.
All the best,