Syzygium curranii (Lipote) is a tree growing up to 15 metres tall. The bole can be up to 30cm in diameter.The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood. It is also occasionally cultivated in the Philippines, and in South America, for its edible fruit
The fruits are borne in compact clusters, each fruit is about 20mm in diameter and would become darker as it ripen. The ripest is black or very dark in color and has a rather dry but of pleasant acid flavor. It is eaten ripe and raw.
Lipote can also be preserved in the form of candies, compote, jelly or jam.It can also be used in making pickles and fruit pies.The fruit is believed to have a high antioxidant content and is also good for treating hypertension, diabetes or high sugar level in the blood.Lipote Fruit Plants in Keralais also available now.
Mature Height: 14m
Mature Width: 75 cm in diameter
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Fast
Harvest Time: April, May,June
Fruit Color: Red,Dark Purple
Year to Bear: 4-5 years.
Botanical Name:Szygium curranii