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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A cousin of the mangosteen, Achachas are tangy and refreshing with a delicate subtle sweetness, a fine balance between sweetness and acidity, producing an unusual taste sensation. Fruit should be picked mature as it does not ripen further on storage.
Originating from the Bolivian part of the Amazon basin in South America, the Bolivian name of the fruit is Achachairu and translated means honey kiss. Seedling Learn About Propagation Methods. Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. The tree has quite a nice habit and is supposed to grow well here. Requires some protection from the sun when young. Seems reasonably tough with regard to watering.
The drink made from skins is pleasant too, but has very different taste to fruit. Seedlings very slow to grow – 4 months to germinate and very slow growth rate.
Currently being grown under cover for protection cut off soft-drink bottles. Thick skinned so not a problem with fruit fly. Trouble is you need two and they grow quite tall for a small backyard garden. I could always keep them trimmed to size: I bought this fruit from the supermarket and we both loved it. It is supposed to be from a small very ornamental tree which sounds enticing. 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 garcinnia to throw the pot away and I thought I would take a peek first – lucky I did!
It is a very tropical tree and doesnt tolerate cold too well, so Im not sure how it will go in the subtropical Northern Rivers.
It is a cousin of the Mangosteen can tolerate strong winds. I think it is a slow grower. I planted this one in Octand in 2 mths there has been no change, as if it is frozen, yet still looks healthy and green.
Both trees were fine during their first winter in Sydney. They gaecinia now both planted in the ground, one in the front yard and one down the back. Still in the pot as I’m waiting for kinder weather to plant it. It has already grown 5cm in semi shade.
Garcinia humilis – Useful Tropical Plants
Is going in the shade of my large jacaranda tree. Last tasted the fruit 5 years ago at Carriageworks markets. One of the most tastiest fruit I have tried with the convenience of packaging like the banana. Garciinia collected the seeds and forgot to grow them. I can’t find anywhere that sells the plant- they only seem to have a north Queensland plantation. A close relative to the yellow mangosteen.
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Achacha Tree – Garcinia humilis
Amount of leaves in Winter? Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? In the Ground Qty: Medium Sun Water Given gadcinia Self Pollination Was this review helpful? In a Pot Qty: Spring Was this review helpful? Currently being grown under cover for protection cut off soft-drink bottles Planted: Low Sun Water Given in: Was this review helpful?
Achacha Kathy2’s Edible Fruits Update: I cant wait to try the fruit! Full Sun Water Given in: No Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter When I Fertilise: No Pests as yet! Yes No Report 2 of 2 people found this review useful Comments Waterfall says We are frost free though.
Self Pollination Organic Status: Organic Was this review helpful? No Was this review helpful? Height 1 metres Growing: Achacha Fred1’s Edible Fruits Update: Medium Sun Was this review helpful? Yes No Report 1 of 3 people found gsrcinia review useful Comments Fred1 says Achacha Emma1’s Edible Fruits Update: Yearly Was this review helpful?
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