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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The name of the plant is achachairu; it is use achacha like a nickname cause its shorter an easy to remember. No Was this review helpful?

Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata All stub articles. In addition to having a great flavor, Achachairu fruit has more flesh relative to its hymilis, when compared to the renowned purple mangosteen. Please enter your email address Please enter a valid email address. 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 grows in the southern part of the Amazon basin in the central area of Boliviahumilos has recently been planted on a commercial scale in Burdekin humiliis, Australia.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Last tasted the fruit 5 years ago at Carriageworks markets. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Yearly Was this review helpful? Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.


You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. They are now both planted in the ground, one in the front yard and one down the back. So garclnia pick up the fruits after they have developed the best quality.

Garcinia humilis – Useful Tropical Plants

Notify me of new comments via email. I could always keep them trimmed to size: Full Sun Water Given in: 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! In a Pot Qty: I knew this fruit in Bolivia. April 11, at 6: Amount of humiliw in Winter?

Its one of my favorite fruits. How much is Freight Costs What size are your pots and plants? Thick skinned so not a problem with fruit fly. Was this review helpful? Seems reasonably tough with regard to watering. Self Pollination Organic Status: Marred by an embarrassing combination of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, sheer misinformation, and outright lies, humils books omit almost all the ambiguity, passion, conflict, and drama from our past.

AchachairĂº (Garcinia humilis)

Garcinia humilis Vahl C. Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? They sell it for 10 times the normal price of honey. It is a cousin of the Mangosteen can tolerate strong winds. It is recommended to avoid refrigeration for extended periods of time and to store the fruits in the coolest part of your house. Low Sun Water Given in: Medium Sun Was this review helpful? Currently being grown under cover for protection cut off soft-drink bottles. Seedling Learn About Propagation Methods.


Both trees were fine during their first winter in Sydney. January 23, at 3: I have to admit though I have never had achacha garvinia. This fruit seems to be suitable for commercial cultivation all over in tropical regions. Yes, just follow this link Want to become a Reseller Wholesale Pricing.

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 garciniz a synonym for Garcinia brasilensis. It can be downloaded from the Internet. But love the sound of the original achachairu cause sounds more like tropical music. This fruit contains less gaecinia half the amount of sugars present in other comparable exotic fruits so can be eaten as a fresh snack in larger volumes.

Spring Was this review helpful? There is gzrcinia one significant coffee-coloured seed, but larger fruit may have more than one seed. No Fertiliser or Organics Used: Mammea humilis Vahl Rheedia lateriflora L.

Achacha Fred1’s Edible Fruits Update: It is supposed to be from a small very ornamental tree which sounds enticing.

Eat flesh direct from the skin, or take the flesh out with a spoon.