One Achachairu - (Garcinia humilis) - Free Shipping - See Map
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ITEM DESCRIPTION: One Achacha seedling tree.
Achachairú (Garcinia humilis) is an evergreen shrub or small tree. Approximately 12 inches tall on average. A cousin of the mangosteen that can be grown in containers and brought indoors during winters in more northern climates.
Achachairu is related to the mangosteen. They are also called Achachas and they are tangy and refreshing with a delicate subtle sweetness, a fine balance between sweetness and acidity.
Fruit should be picked mature as it does not ripen further on storage. 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. The very attractive tree is pyramidal like that of the bakuri but smaller; is equally rich in yellow latex. The tree grows wild in the state of Rio de Janeiro in southeastern Brazil and adjacent Paraguay; is rarely cultivated. It blooms in December and matures its fruit in January and February
Renowned for its rich antioxidant content and unique nutrient composition, folate, potassium and vitamin C makes it an excellent addition to your fruit bowl.
The skin of the fruit makes an excellent thirst quencher that provides a healthy dose of beta carotene, hydroxycitrate acid (HCA), arginine and other minerals.
Likes Temps above 41 degrees F
Pyramidal shape; small evergreen tree
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
New branches have a somewhat angular growth
USDA hardiness zones
10a, 10b and 11
South America: Argentina, Paraguay, eastern Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, French Guiana. Mainly found in secondary forests, by rivers, floodplains, coastal moist broad-leaved forests etc.
Inflorescence: male and hermaphrodite flowers. Achachairu is self pollinating.
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
3 Years average
Moderate Watering in well drained soil for best health
Sun or Shade
Best in bright filtered light but can be grown in full sun (Sun: 80%-100%) Only after the tree is a few feet tall and has been acclimated to full sun gradually!
Preferred Soil Type
Moist with good drainage around woodlands, wet forests near the coast of Panama. Prefers a slightly acidic soil high in organic matter.
Neutral (6.6 pH)
- January, February, March, April, December
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On arrival of your seedling put them in a place with temperatures about (70-80 F) in shade but NOT direct sun for two weeks so they can adjust from shipping. NO direct sunlight at all! NO partial shade - FULL SHADE ONLY! Once again: Sun will burn the seedlings! Allow the plants a week or two to adjust before transplanting or fertilizing. If you plan to plant them in the garden, gradually increase their exposure to sunlight and outdoor conditions!