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Jamaica June Plum Fruit Tree

June Plum is a tropical fruit tree that grow widely throughout Jamaica and the Caribbean. It is known to Jamaicans as June plum or jew plum but is called golden apple in other parts of the Caribbean.

June Plum Fruit Tree

The June plum tree will not fruit in regions with frost but grow well in warm humid climate.

June plum is native to Asia and was brought to Jamaica between the seventeen and eighteen hundreds where it flourished in our tropical climate.

In Jamaica, the June plum tree can grown up to 60ft (18metre) and bear fruits between September and mid-January.

June Plum Tree

June Plum Fruit

This tropical June plum fruit have a round to oval like shaped. It’s has firm flesh with a large single seed at it’s core. The seed is spiny and sharp.

The June plum is green in colour until the fruit is ripe it is golden yellow and the flesh is juicy.

ripe June plum

How To Eat It

When June plum is in season the fruit can be eaten at different stages of maturity. Jamaicans eats the green June plum with salt and black pepper.

The ripe June plum is mostly eaten raw, but id is sometimes stewed with spices and sugar to make a delicious Jamaican dessert.

We also blend the June plum to make a refreshing drink.

tropical fruit

June plum fruit health benefits

The are many amazing health benefits the June plum can provide you when you eat it. It is a good source for Vitamins A and C, both great for healthy skin and hair.

The amount of phosphorus found in June plum is beneficial for maintaining healthy bones and teeth.

This high amount of iron and minerals contain in June plum in the formation of red blood cells.

Conclusion

Make sure you eat a few June plum the next time the fruit is in season, whether you have it raw, stewed or as a drink and gain all the health benefits that comes with eating it.


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