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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Mammea humilis Vahl Rheedia lateriflora L. Yes No Report 4 of 4 people found this review useful. Is going in the shade of my large jacaranda tree. The achacha is in season from December to gqrcinia in Australia.

Last tasted the fruit 5 years ago at Carriageworks markets. January 23, at How much is Freight Costs What size are your pots and plants? Requires some protection from the sun when young. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Dynamic Lifter When I Fertilise: Amount of leaves in Winter? It has already grown 5cm in semi shade. January 23, at 3: 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. The sacred plants of the ancient Mayans, Aztecs and Incas. Flowers are cream or white, petals 4, hermaphroditic flowersmm long, male flowers mm long; borne in groups of five.


garcnia The drink made from skins is pleasant too, but has very different taste to fruit. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Fruit should be picked mature as it does not ripen further on storage.

There is usually one significant coffee-coloured seed, but larger fruit may have more than one seed. Have you tried it? I know this fruit… the taste is great. Views Read Edit View history. 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 garcibia In Bolivia the skins are used as hunger suppressant.

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Xio Debita Create Your Badge. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I can’t find anywhere that sells the plant- they only seem to have a north Queensland plantation. I cant wait to try the fruit! 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. 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.


Likes Temps above 5deg. So always pick up the fruits after they have developed the best quality.

Garcinia humilis

Here is another interesting exotic fruit from the Garcinias family. I bought this fruit from the supermarket and we both loved it. Its amazing the number of strange and good taste fruits you could find in the yungas. For the town in Algeria, see Achacha, Algeria. I have to admit though I have never had achacha before.

We have been unable 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. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Garcinia humilis Description 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. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata All stub articles. Achacha Emma1’s Edible Fruits Update: