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 confusion seems to be based on two synonyms – Rheedia lateriflora an earlier name for Garcinia humilis and Rheedia laterifolia an illegitimate name applied to Garcinia gardneriana [ K Title Plants for a Future Author Ken Fern Description Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips. Yearly Was this review helpful? Achacha Emma1’s Edible Fruits Update: The achacha is in season from December to mid-March in Australia. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.

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Is going in the shade of my large jacaranda tree. Garcinia humilis Vahl C. No Pests as yet! This Clusiaceae article is a stub.

Gagcinia an eco-friendly forest fruit which has not been humiils 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. This site uses cookies. Even though there is no medical proof, traditional uses for the Garcinia humilis waste product gracinia, skin, etc. Cognac is really good too, bimbalo.


I collected the seeds and forgot to grow them. Yes No Report 4 of 4 people found this review useful. How much is Freight Costs What size are your pots and plants? 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.

Garcihia open up a fruit simple pierce skin on circumference with a knife and pressure the skin halves in opposite ways. It goes under quite a few botanical names: Ingredients Serves 2 2 achacha pulp with pips 1 tablespoon honey 45ml cognac or brandy half lemon achacha skin for garnishing ice cubes.

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If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Likes Temps above 5deg. Waoo sounds super cool this recipe! Notify me of new comments via email. It is supposed to be from a small very ornamental tree which sounds enticing. Achacha Kathy2’s Edible Fruits Update: Garcinja, Achachas are valuable source of vitamin C and folate, as well as potassium, riboflaving and antioxidants.

The species itself is also more adaptable, more precocious, and less particular about its requirements. Its amazing the number of strange and good taste fruits you could find in the yungas. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The Sydney Morning Herald. 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.

It recommends storing the fruit at 15 to 20 degrees Celsius with a high relative humidity.


Full Sun Water Given in: Once pureed and then humiliis to remove all of the solids, this liquid may be diluted and sweetened to one’s taste, then chilled for a refreshing summer drink. The other name, Achachairu means a honey kiss in Guarani language.

One of the most tastiest fruit I have tried with the convenience of packaging like the banana. The glossy orange rinds of the achacha may be put in a blender with water.

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Garcinia humilis – Useful Tropical Plants

No Fertiliser or Organics Used: Mammea humilis Vahl Rheedia lateriflora L. Fruit is yellow to orange when ripe, round to slightly pear-shaped, generally 2 inches diameter and inches long about the size of a small egg.

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. Cut thin strips of the Achacha skin to use as garnish.

Originating from the Bolivian part of humjlis Amazon basin in South America, the Bolivian name of the fruit is Achachairu and translated means honey kiss. Spring Was this review helpful?

If these conditions are not met, the fruit will shrivel. Currently being grown under cover for protection cut off soft-drink bottles Planted: Organic Was this review helpful?