Wax apples, also known as rose-apples or mountain apples, are a fruit native to Malaysia that is now widely cultivated in tropic regions. Despite its name these fruits do not share any similarities with apples aside from their red skin. Wax apples have a waxy skin with a crisp flesh that is juicy and sweet-tart with a flavor that is comparable to a pear crossed with lemon and melon.
Uses: Wash wax apples thoroughly before eating. The entire fruit is edible aside from the seeds. Wax apples make an excellent addition to salads, fruit assortments, and as an attractive garnish.