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 achacha is in season from December to mid-March in Australia.
The tree has quite a nice habit and is supposed to grow well here. Achacha is a small evergreen tree, m high with a pyramidal canopy.
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In a Pot Qty: It takes on a reddish-orange shade when mature. Likes Temps above 5deg. Additionally, it can be grown in shade.
Garcinia humilis – Wikipedia
To open up a fruit simple pierce skin on circumference with a knife and pressure the skin halves in opposite ways. Fruit is gafcinia to orange when ripe, round to slightly pear-shaped, generally 2 inches diameter and inches long about the size of a small egg.
It goes under quite a few botanical names: 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.
We have been unable to determine for certain if the plant in Australia is truly Garcinia humilis, but are inclined to believe that it is not, and that the plant is more likely to be Garcinia brasilensis or Garcinia gardneriana which might itself be no more than a synonym for Garcinia brasilensis. The species itself is also more adaptable, more precocious, and less particular about its requirements.
It can be downloaded from the Internet. Ingredients Serves 2 2 achacha pulp with pips 1 tablespoon honey 45ml cognac or brandy half lemon achacha skin for garnishing ice cubes. This fruit seems to be suitable for commercial cultivation all over in tropical regions.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Even though there is no medical proof, traditional uses for the Garcinia humilis waste product sead, skin, etc. August 23, at 8: Adams Clusiaceae Garcinia humilis is native to Guyana and the Caribbean according to most reports.
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! Not known Creative Commons Attribution 3. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Its amazing the number of strange and good taste fruits you could find in the yungas. October 3, at 3: Once pureed and then strained to remove all of the solids, this garcihia may be diluted and sweetened to one’s taste, then chilled for a refreshing gaarcinia drink.
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I knew this fruit in Garcinua. After surveying eighteen leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a decent job of making history interesting or memorable. Its one of my favorite fruits. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Garcinia humilis Vahl C.
Low Sun Water Given in: Retrieved 24 December Here is another interesting exotic fruit from garciia Garcinias family. January 24, at 2: Views Read Edit View history. 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 gacinia seafood.
January 23, at 7: It recommends storing the fruit at 15 to 20 degrees Celsius with a high relative humidity. Still in the pot as I’m waiting for kinder weather to plant it.
I collected the seeds and forgot to grow them. Achacha fruit does not ripen further once harvested. Height 1 metres Growing: 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. Leaves are glossy, darker green on top but lighter underneath, opposite, simple and thick, leathery, and brittle. Self Pollination Organic Status: