White jamun | Syzygium cumini
Common Name: White Jamun
Botanical Name: Syzygium cumini
White jamun or the safed Jamun is native to the Indian subcontinent and regions of Southeast Asia. It can reach up to a height of 30 meters and live for centuries, making it one of the best varieties that you can grow both for its ornamental cover and rich health benefits of the praised and loved plum fruit. This fruit is sometimes eaten raw, made into juices and jams, being a favorite amongst people. It also has historical threads and has been used in traditional medicine.
Chikku | Manilkara zapota
Common Name: Kallapathi chikku
Botanical Name: Manilkara zapota
Known by several names like Sapota, Chikoo or Nispero, this is a favourite amongst the summer varieties that can also bestow upon you several health benefits. It can live for a long time, and is an evergreen plant variety that is native to Mexico and Central America. And now, it is naturalised in several parts of the world and is extensively grown in India. Go ahead and buy this low maintenance summer fruit that can refresh you at every turn.
Guava | Psidium guajava
Common Name: Guava
Botanical name: Psidium guajava
We are no stranger to this crunchy textured fruit we all love. But how would it be to just walk around your house, plucking one right off the tree and munching on it?
Thai Guava is mildly sweet with its numerous seeds and the green bumpy skin we are all too familiar with. In South-East Asia, it is a street favourite where it is dipped in chilli or sprinkled with salt.
Did you know it was introduced in Asia by the Portuguese in the 17th century?