Mountain Apple (Syzygium malaccense)
Back in stock, fresh Maui grown Mountain apple seeds from certified organic fruit. This listing is for ONE (1) Mountain Apple (Syzygium malaccense) SEED. Also known as Malay Apple. We ship your freshly collected from the fruit SEED in damp paper toweling sealed in a plastic baggie.
(Larger seed packets offered when this fruit is in season)
PLEASE OBSERVE YOUR SEED GERMINATE/START TO DEVELOP IN THE WET PACKED BAGGIE THAT IT WILL ARRIVE IN. ONCE your Mountain Apple seed begins to germinate plant it in a container of good potting soil. *****Please keep evenly watered and between 75-85 degrees at all times.***** Bright but not direct Sun/Light is suggested for this and most seedlings.
THIS SEED IS ABOUT THE SIZE OF A MARBLE. IT WILL APPEAR TO 'CRACK' IN TWO PIECES AS IT GERMINATES. THIS IS NORMAL FOR THIS SEED. IT WILL GROW A ROOT + LEAVES FROM EITHER END AS IT GROWS. COVER YOUR SPROUTED SEED WITH GOOD POTTING SOIL CAREFULLY ONCE YOU HAVE OBSERVED IT GERMINATE. A good gardening rule of thumb is to usually plant a seed about the depth that it is the size of.
We love the bright pink 'paint brush' type flower blossoms created by this tree. They blossoms eventually form into delicate small pear shaped 'Mountain Apples'. Each fruit usually has one seed inside. All of the trees shown are grown from seed on our Haiku, Maui 2 acre Family Farm.
Grow your own Maui Mountain Apple tree from a seed. This tropical plant is also known as Ohi'a 'ai, and is considered a Hawaiian 'Canoe Plant'. Please google more about this fascinating term. There are 27 other useful 'Hawaiian Canoe Plants' that helped early voyaging Polynesians sustain life in their new environment. These 27 plants were their supermarket, hardware store and pharmacy.
*****Please note that we do not offer written growing instructions with or after you receive your viable seed safely. Please plan on reading up on/researching how to grow this plant in your specific area.*****
All photos copyright Tamara Bockius/MauiSeeds.com
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