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 introduced into Australia and is being grown there in Burdekin area of Queenland. Requires some protection from the sun when young. Please enter your email address Please enter a valid email address.

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Its one of my favorite fruits. Originating from the Bolivian part of the Varcinia basin in South America, the Bolivian name of the fruit is Achachairu and translated means honey kiss.

If these conditions are not met, the fruit will shrivel. It takes on a reddish-orange shade when mature. April 11, at 6: No Pests as yet! Garcinia humilis Vahl C. August 23, at 8: Here is another interesting exotic fruit from the Garcinias family. No Fertiliser or Organics Used: Hello, welcome to my new Blog!


Low Sun Water Given in: Currently being grown under cover for protection cut off soft-drink bottles Planted: White interior flesh separates easily from the pericarp, containing seeds. It is supposed to be from a small very ornamental tree which sounds enticing.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Garcinia humilis. January 23, at 7: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Nutritionally, Achachas are valuable source of vitamin C and folate, as well as potassium, riboflaving and antioxidants. In the Ground Qty: Was this review helpful? Its rind is also palatable and easily utilized for beverages, while that of the true mangosteen is full of bitter tannins.

I think it is a slow grower. Achacha fruit does not ripen further once harvested.

This fruit contains less than half the amount of sugars present in other comparable exotic fruits so can be eaten as a fresh snack in larger volumes.

Achacha Kathy2’s Edible Fruits Update: Garcinia humilis Vahl C. Humils is a very tropical tree and doesnt tolerate cold too well, so Im not sure how it will go in the subtropical Northern Rivers. Waoo sounds super cool this recipe! The Sydney Morning Herald.


The achacha has an appealing colour and form and is very decorative. Mammea humilis Vahl Rheedia lateriflora L.

Yes No Report 4 of 4 people found this review useful. The name of the plant is achachairu; it is use achacha like a nickname cause its shorter an easy to remember. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. It recommends storing the fruit at 15 to 20 degrees Celsius with a high relative humidity.

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I have to admit though I have never had achacha before. To find humiliss more, including how to control cookies, see here: Yes, just follow this link Want to become a Reseller Wholesale Pricing. Achacha Fred1’s Edible Fruits Update: How much is Freight Costs What size are your pots and plants? I collected the seeds and forgot to grow them.