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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October 3, at 3: It is a cousin of the Mangosteen can tolerate strong winds. They sell it for 10 times the normal price of honey. Im Argentinian but though we are near Bolivia here the fruit isnt available in the market. Is going in the garcinka of my large jacaranda tree.

They are now both planted in the hummilis, one in the front yard and one down the back. Waoo sounds super cool this recipe! A cousin of the mangosteen, Achachas are tangy and refreshing with a delicate subtle sweetness, a fine balance between garcina and acidity, producing an unusual taste sensation.

In a Pot Qty: Organic Was this review helpful? You are commenting using your WordPress. Currently being grown under cover for protection cut off soft-drink bottles. Instructions Dissolve honey in a tiny bit of hot water first. Achacha Emma1’s Edible Fruits Update: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.


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.

Still in the pot as I’m waiting for kinder weather to plant it. The inside of the skin is used to rub on marks like hymilis on the skin. This species has an excellent commercial potential in tropical regions. Requires some protection from the sun when young. Not known Creative Commons Attribution 3.

Achacha Fred1’s Edible Fruits Update: I can’t find anywhere that sells the plant- they only seem to have a north Queensland plantation. Read the article Here. The other name, Achachairu means a honey kiss in Guarani language. For the town in Algeria, see Achacha, Algeria. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata All stub garciniq.

Skin is firm and protective, yet quite easy to open.

Achacha Tree – Garcinia humilis

Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Notify me of new posts via email. The pulp can be detached from the skin and seed and made into a mixed fruit salad together with other fruit, scrumptious sorbet, jam or a paste that is added to sauces which are frequently served with seafood. Dynamic Lifter When I Fertilise: Both trees were fine during their first winter in Sydney. 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.


I read it was good for bees because the honey of the flower is very good. It is recommended to avoid refrigeration for extended periods of time and to store the fruits in the coolest part of your house.

Hello, welcome to my new Blog! I knew this fruit in Bolivia. But love the sound of the original achachairu cause sounds more like tropical music. To open up a fruit simple pierce skin on circumference with a knife and pressure the skin halves in opposite ways.

Garcinia humilis

Achacha stands up to cyclone Yasi in North Queensland. We couldn’t find one to buy so we’re trying to germinate the single seed I tried to go back for more fruit but there was none left!

You are commenting using your Facebook account. There is usually one significant coffee-coloured seed, but larger fruit may have more than one seed. Seems reasonably tough with regard to watering. Fruit should be picked mature as it does not ripen further on storage.

Garfinia goes under quite a few botanical names: It can be downloaded from the Internet. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: