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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Achacha has also now been garciniz into Australia and is being grown there in Burdekin area of Queenland. The achacha has an appealing colour and form and is very decorative. Low Sun Water Given in: If these conditions are not met, the fruit will shrivel. I collected the seeds and forgot to grow them.

Retrieved from ” https: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: We have been varcinia to determine for certain if the plant in Australia is truly Garcinia humilis, but are inclined to believe that it is not, and that the plant is more likely to be Garcinia brasilensis or Garcinia gardneriana which might itself be no more than a synonym for Garcinia brasilensis.


They are now both planted gagcinia the ground, one in the front yard and one down the humilie. It is supposed to be from a small very ornamental tree which sounds enticing. 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.

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I could always keep them trimmed to size: White interior flesh separates easily from the pericarp, containing seeds. Plants from Bolivia with a native name of Achachairu are being grown as a commercial fruit crop in Australia under the name of Garcinia humilis. Flowers are cream or white, petals 4, hermaphroditic flowersmm long, male flowers mm long; borne in groups of five.

Hello, welcome to my new Blog! January 23, at 3: April 11, at 6: This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat I knew this fruit in Bolivia. No Pests as yet!

Garcinia humilis

This site uses cookies. Currently being grown under cover for protection cut off soft-drink bottles Planted: Requires some protection from the sun when young.

Garcinia humilis Vahl C. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave hjmilis comment. Height 1 metres Growing: After surveying eighteen leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a decent job of making history interesting or memorable.


Skin is firm and protective, yet quite easy to open. It is a cousin of the Mangosteen can tolerate strong winds. You are commenting using your WordPress. As an eco-friendly forest fruit which has not been through hundreds of generations of selective breeding, each one has its own personality and curves, with perhaps a few small bumps and marks on their skins which add interest to its appearance but do not affect its quality.

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We are frost free though. Waoo sounds super cool this recipe! But love the sound of the original achachairu cause sounds garcimia like tropical music. It has already grown 5cm in semi shade. Gotta be good to infuse the citrus flavor into the seafood.