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Achacha Trees

Garcinia humilis

Achacha trees, also known as Achachairu and Bolivian mangosteen, are are related to the mangosteen. These slow growing trees are covered with leaves that have a pink to reddish hue when young, becoming more yellowish-green with maturity. The trees themselves look similar to mango trees. These fruits are tangy and refreshing with a delicate subtle sweetness having a fine balance between sweetness and acidity, producing an unusual taste sensation. Mature fruits are yellowish orange when ripe. Health benefits include high levels high levels of Vitamin C, Potassium as well as Vitamin B, Beta Carotine, arginine and other healthy minerals. Fruit should be picked mature as it does not ripen further on storage.

Plant Details  
Plant Type Tropical Fruit
Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
Tree Size/Habit 15 to 20 Feet Tall, 10 to 15 Feet Wide
Fruit Shape/Size Round to oval to 2.5 Inches
Fruit Flavor Sweet with a Tangy Finish
Skin Color When Ripe Yellowish to Orange
Fruit Use Fresh Eating, Juice
Fruit Season Summer
Light Needs  Full Sun
Water Needs Regular Water
USDA Zone 9b – 11