Jamun berries are like black elongated marbles. They are very sweet and color your tongue into a temporary purple. Children climb its branches to gather this delicious fruit. You can find road side Jamun sellers too in the rainy season.
“Syzygium cumini, jambul,jambolan, jamblang, orjamun, is an evergreen tropical tree in the flowering plant family Myrtaceae.Syzygium cumini is native to the Indian Subcontinent and adjoining regions ofSoutheast Asia. The species ranges across India,Bangladesh, Pakistan,Nepal, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, the Philippines, andIndonesia. The name of the fruit is sometimes mistranslated asblackberry, which is a different fruit in an unrelated family.
The tree was introduced toFlorida, USA in 1911 by theUSDA, and is also now commonly grown inSuriname, Guyana andTrinidad and Tobago. InBrazil, where it was introduced from India during Portuguese colonization, it has dispersed spontaneously in the wild in some places, as its fruits are eagerly sought by various native birds such as thrushes,tanagers and the great kiskadee. This species is considered an invasive in Hawaii, USA. It is also illegal to grow, plant or transplant in Sanibel, Florida.“
—Extract from Wikipedia under title Syzgium cumini
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