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 culinary flowers and herbs; beautiful, colorful, scented and … edible! Email Address never made public. Gotta be good to infuse the citrus flavor into garciniq seafood.

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Currently being grown under cover for protection cut off soft-drink bottles. It goes under quite a few botanical names: In the Ground Qty: In Bolivia the skins are used as hunger suppressant.

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

Garcinia humilis

Indeed this recipe is quite easy. Seedlings very slow to grow – 4 months to germinate and very slow growth rate. 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.


Additionally, it can be grown in shade. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Humiois reasonably tough with regard to watering. No Pests as yet! Likes Temps above 5deg. The Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has found that the fruit keeps well for four to bumilis weeks as long as it stays out of the fridge. Medium Sun Water Given in: Have you tried it? I could always keep them trimmed to size: Create a free website or blog at WordPress.

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No Was this review helpful? The Sydney Morning Herald. The achacha is in season from December to mid-March in Australia. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Flowers are cream or white, petals 4, hermaphroditic flowersmm long, male flowers mm long; borne in groups of five.

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! numilis

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Fruits and seed Photograph by: I collected the seeds and forgot to grow them. I bought this fruit from the supermarket and we both loved it. 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.


It takes on a reddish-orange shade when mature. Yes, just follow this link Want to become a Reseller Wholesale Pricing.

I planted this one in Octand in 2 mths there has been no change, as if it is frozen, yet still looks healthy and green. Publisher Weinheim Year Humilsi – 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.

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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Achacha is a small evergreen tree, m high with a pyramidal canopy. 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. Its amazing the number of strange and good taste fruits you could find in the yungas. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Mammea humilis Vahl Rheedia lateriflora L. Nutritionally, Achachas are valuable source of vitamin C and folate, as well as potassium, riboflaving and antioxidants. Even though there is no medical proof, traditional uses for the Garcinia humilis waste product sead, skin, etc.

Height 1 metres Growing: Views Read Edit View history. The name of the plant is achachairu; it is use achacha like a nickname cause its shorter an easy to remember.

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