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Sunday, September 9, 2018

What the heck is a Water Apple??!

Dear LocalHarvest Customer,

We don't know about you, but we love to geek out on botanical names. The water apple has an epic name: it's called Syzygium samarangense. But for now we can just call it a water apple, Java apple or wax jambu.

Refreshing, mildly sweet and crisp, the water apple has an edible skin that can be eaten plain or added as a crunchy, sweet compliment to salads. Sounds like the perfect late summer food, right? Nothing is better than a light, cool and slightly sweet fruit on a hot day.

Water apples are tropical fruits and therefore can only be grown in a few places within the United States. Fresh Gardens, specialty tropical fruit grower in South Florida, is one of those unique places where you can find them. Water apple season is on now, so get them while the getting is good!


-- The LocalHarvest Team