June Plum (Jew Plum) - Have It The Jamaican Way

by Denise Salmon

Ripe June Plum (Peeled)

Ripe June Plum (Peeled)

Ripe June Plum (Peeled)
June Plum with Guineps in the Market
Jamaican June Plum On Tree -Dwarfed
June Plum Flower- Budding

June Plum was actually brought to Jamaica by Captain Bligh in 1782 - yes the same breadfruit man :-)

But funny enough, this tangy tasting fruit is not called June Plum in other places, it is actually called Jew Plum, Golden Apple, Kedondong and even Hog Plum. This fruit was said to have been first found in Hawaii.

The tree grows quickly and it can be quite tall although we are seeing more and more of the dwarfed versions in Jamaica today.

That dwarfed version is ideal for those who love it but don't have enough space in the backyard to cultivate the giant tree or who prefer not to interfere with the neighbors space.

In Jamaica we enjoy the fruit in many different ways.

I may be stewed with sugar - yes stewed :-), made into jellies, jams or pickles or (my favourite) - juiced!

Kids here love to have it green - peeled with salt.

June Plum is a good source of vitamin C and Iron and it said to be able to relieve the effects of high blood pressure, heart conditions, urinary tract problem and even diabetes!

Here now are two (2) simple Jamaican recipes for June Plum; first the June Plum Juice and then the Stewed June Plum

Go ahead and try them nuh?

June Plum Juice Recipe

  • 4 June Plums (washed and diced with the seed (at core) removed)
  • Small amount of ginger ( washed peeled and finely chopped)
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups water

Combine June Plums, water and ginger in a blender, blend until smooth.
Strain into a container then add sugar and serve with ice.

Stewed June Plum Recipe

  • 2 tbsp. White Rum
  • 2 dozen green June plum washed and peeled
  • 1 lb. Brown sugar - depending on how you like it
  • 2 Pimento or Bay leaves
  • 2 tspn. Vanilla
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • Enough water to cover plums
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2oz. ginger crushed


  • In large pot, combine water and plums, boil until water is reduced by half
  • Add all other ingredients except the rum
  • Continue boiling until the liquid thickens
  • It is best to place it in a refrigerator for a while before it is served
  • Add rum (if wanted) and leave to cool

And if you are coming to Jamaica, be sure to ask for some rich June Plum juice - and have it the Jamaican way!

So how do you like to have your June Plum? Have any good memories of June Plum Click Here and share with us?

Return to
Free Jamaican Recipes from June Plum OR

Go To Food From Jamaica from June Plum - The Jamaican Way

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Have_Your_Say.

Thanks For Reading!
Like What You Just Read?

Please join me in my effort to share the beauty and uniqueness of Jamaica with the world. You can do so by sharing this insightful narrative on the social media of your choice and ask others to do the same (BELOW). 


Need Help?

We have a cherry list of top Jamaican companies that might be able to help you. Please click here to see them, our preferred partners and site sponsors.

Get Exclusive Updates & Tips!

You are also welcome to join my special friends list and receive exclusive updates (like this), tips, trivia and stories from lovers of Jamaica!

facts about jamaica book icon

I'll Gift You A FREE COPY of my eBook, 101 Intriguing Facts About Jamaica - just for subscribing!

Just enter your email & name below:

Top Of Page

I've created a Welcome Audio.

Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here


Site Sponsors


Our Preferred Sponsors (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page

Events Calendar
(click for info)

Jamaica Events Calendar

What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. What To Do In Jamaica - 7 Activities You Shouldn't Miss

    Nov 26, 15 12:08 PM

    Visiting and considering what to do in Jamaica? Rest easy, here are 7 must do activities

    Read More

  2. Cars For Sale In Jamaica At Great Prices - Here's How To Find Them

    Oct 31, 15 10:36 AM

    Here's a real easy way to find the best cars for sale in Jamaica - at great prices

    Read More

  3. Best Jamaica Wedding Planning Specialist? Here's Our Recommendation

    Oct 28, 15 03:26 PM

    Remove the stress, let Tropical Weddings Jamaica takes care of your Jamaica wedding planning.

    Read More

  4. Jamaican Coffee Beans - A Brief History & Background

    Oct 26, 15 02:27 PM

    A brief history of the unrivalled Jamaican coffee beans

    Read More

Tips & Tricks For Your Jamaica Vacation!

Jamaica Travel Guide

Click Here To Get Your Copy



Friendly Links

  1. Our Partners & Friends
  2. Catcha Falling Star Villas
  3. Wade Hilton Jamaican Author
  4. The Jamaica Real Estate Guide
  5. Medicinal Herbs-4u.com
  6. DancehallReggaeWorld.com
Interested in becoming a partner? email me here

Buy Me A Drink

(Click on the drink below)