Commonly known as Water Apple or Java Apple in the rest of the world, Bengal knows this fruit as the good old Jamrul. The Jamrul originated from the region between Malaysia and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, where they grow as wild trees in the coastal forests
Java apples grow well in the fertile soils of India. It is an extra tropical fruit and thrives at elevations less than 4,000 ft and requires a long dry season. Java apple growing states are Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and the Western Ghats. Java apples are a summer fruit, ripening from May through June.