The Achacha is A cousin of the mangosteen, Achachas are tangy and refreshing with a delicate subtle sweetness, a fine balance between sweetness and acidity. Small to medium sized tree with deep green large leaves. Edible sweet fruit is prized in South America. Its name is Garcinia humilis (Achacha) and has been cultivated for centuries in domestic orchards in the tropical Amazon Basin of Bolivia.
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Skin is firm and protective, yet quite easy to open. They are now both planted in the ground, one in the front yard and one down the back.
It is a cousin of the Mangosteen can tolerate strong winds.
The achacha is in season from December to mid-March in Australia. This species has an excellent commercial potential in tropical regions. This page was last edited on 28 Decembergaarcinia I bought this fruit from the supermarket and we both loved it.
January 24, at 2: Medium Sun Water Given in: If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Seedlings very slow to grow – 4 months to germinate and very slow growth rate.
It takes on a reddish-orange shade when mature. How much is Freight Costs What size are your pots and plants? In addition to having a great flavor, Achachairu fruit has more flesh relative to its weight, when compared to the renowned purple mangosteen. I read it was good for bees because the honey of the flower is very good. One of the most tastiest fruit I have tried with the convenience of packaging like the banana.
Achacha stands up to cyclone Yasi in North Queensland. Email Address never made public. We couldn’t find one to buy so we’re trying to germinate the single seed I tried to go back for more fruit but there was none left! After about 2 months in the glasshouse the seed is finally showing signed of life and a tiny root has emerged I know this because we were going to throw the pot away and I thought I would take a peek first – lucky I did!
The pulp can be detached from the skin and seed and made into a mixed fruit salad together with other fruit, scrumptious sorbet, jam or a paste that is added to sauces which are frequently served with seafood.
Achachairú (Garcinia humilis)
Medium Sun Was this review helpful? Its amazing the number of strange and good taste fruits you could find in the yungas. Seems reasonably tough with regard to watering. Garcinix cant wait to try the fruit!
You are commenting using your Facebook account. I knew this fruit in Bolivia.
The other name, Achachairu means a honey kiss in Guarani language. To open up a fruit simple pierce skin on circumference with a knife and pressure the skin halves in opposite ways. The rather tough, bitter rind can be split open garccinia a knife or with the teeth, and the edible part of the fruit sucked off the seed.
Leaves are glossy, darker green on top but lighter underneath, opposite, simple and thick, leathery, and brittle. Cognac is really good too, bimbalo. It has already grown 5cm in semi shade. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Fruit should be picked mature as it does not ripen further on storage.
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Garcinia humilis – Useful Tropical Plants
Have you tried it? Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants.
Adams Clusiaceae Garcinia humilis is native to Guyana and the Caribbean according to most reports. It is supposed to be from a small very ornamental tree which sounds enticing.