Black Jamun Fruit (Njaval Pazham) Plant


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  • Can be grown indoors or outdoors.
  • Water once a week or when top inch of soil is dry.
  • Prefers bright, indirect light.
  • Low-maintenance tropical fruit tree and non-toxic to pets.
  • Fruit has medicinal properties

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The Black Jamun plant, also known as Java Plum or Njaval, is a tropical evergreen tree that can grow up to 30 meters in height. It produces small, oval-shaped fruits that are dark purple in color with a juicy, sweet pulp and a slightly tart flavor.

The tree is native to India, but is also grown in other tropical regions around the world. The Black Jamun plant is relatively easy to grow, and requires warm temperatures and well-drained soil. It is commonly used in traditional medicine for its various health benefits, and is also popular as a shade tree and ornamental plant.

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Sweet and Tangy Fruit

Our Black Jamun plant produces sweet, tangy, and juicy fruit with a pulp that is rich in vitamins and minerals. The fruit is a popular choice for jams, jellies, and juices, and is also consumed fresh.

Low Maintenance and Heat Tolerant

Our Black Jamun plant is heat-tolerant and can thrive in full sun, making it an ideal choice for tropical and subtropical regions. It is also low maintenance and easy to care for, making it suitable for both novice and experienced gardeners.

Fast Growing

Our Black Jamun plant is a fast-growing variety that can reach a height of up to 80 feet with proper care. Dwarf varieties are also available for smaller gardens or container planting.

Adaptable to Most Soil Types

Our Black Jamun plant is adaptable to most soil types and can grow in a variety of settings, from small gardens to large orchards. It is also disease-resistant and can tolerate a range of environmental conditions.

A Sustainable Choice

Growing your own Black Jamun plant is a sustainable and eco-friendly choice, reducing your carbon footprint and supporting local agriculture. Our plant is grown using sustainable practices and is free from harmful pesticides and chemicals.

Health Benefits

Black Jamun offers several health benefits. It can regulate blood sugar levels, improve digestion, boost immunity, and improve heart and oral health (1).

Planting Care

Soil Requirements

Java Plum or Black Jamun plant thrives in well-draining soil with a pH range of 5.5 to 7.5. The soil should be rich in organic matter and have good water retention capacity.

Sunlight and Watering

These plants prefer full sun exposure but can also tolerate partial shade. They require regular watering, especially during the flowering and fruiting seasons.


Black Jamun plant benefits from regular fertilization during the growing season. A balanced fertilizer with an NPK ratio of 16-16-16 is recommended.

Pruning and Training

Pruning and training the plant during the early years of growth can promote healthy and productive tree development. Remove any damaged, diseased, or dead branches and train the plant to a single trunk.

Pest and Disease Control

Java Plum plant is relatively pest and disease-resistant. However, regular monitoring and control measures can prevent potential damage from pests and diseases such as fruit flies, mealybugs, and powdery mildew.


Black Jamun plant fruits ripen from late spring to early summer. Harvest the fruits when they are fully ripe and have a deep purple-black color. Ripe fruit can be eaten fresh, used in cooking or made into jam or jelly.

Companion Plants

If you’re interested in growing a Black Jamun plant, you may want to consider companion plants that can complement its growth and add to the beauty of your garden. Some good options include the Areca Palm, which provides a tropical backdrop and can grow well alongside the Black Jamun plant in a shaded area, and the Yellow Lantana Flower plant, which adds a pop of bright color and attracts pollinators to your garden.

Another great companion plant for the Black Jamun is the Pomegranate Fruit Plant, which shares a similar climate and soil preferences as the Black Jamun plant. This plant also adds a beautiful splash of red and a sweet fruit harvest.

If you want to create a tropical fruit garden, consider adding the Dragon Fruit Plant alongside your Black Jamun. This plant has similar temperature and soil requirements as the Black Jamun and will create a beautiful and productive garden.


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