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Achachairu Fruit Live Plants (Garcinia Humilis)

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Plant Type

Common Names: Achachairu, Achacha

Botanical Name: Garcinia Humilis

General Information: Achachairu, which translates to "honey kiss" in the Guarani language, is a small evergreen tree with a pyramidal canopy.

The leaves are glossy, with darker green tops and lighter undersides. They are the opposite, simple, thick, leathery, and brittle.

The fruit is closely related to mangosteen and is native to Bolivia. Achachairu fruit is yellowish-orange when ripe.

The fruit's skin has a thick rind that turns reddish-orange when mature and emits a pleasant smell. Due to its attractive color and shape, it is often used for decorative purposes.

Nutritional Content:

Achachas are a rich source of essential nutrients like potassium and vitamin C.

They are one of the highest fruit sources of folate. Achachas have a subtle sweet taste and are lighter in sugar compared to many other fruits.

Achachairu fruit is eaten raw or used to make juices and refreshing summer drinks. It can be grown well in tropical and subtropical areas, including India's climate.

This species has excellent commercial potential in tropical regions. The honey produced from Achachairu is used for medicinal purposes and can be sold at a premium price. Achachairu is now spreading worldwide and being grown by collectors.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 6 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate

Planting and Care

Requires a tropical or subtropical climate, requires modest rainfall, can withstand flooding and water-logging for a certain duration, prefers natural soil, fertile with compost or cow manure.

Special Feature

Achachairu are a rich source of essential nutrients like potassium and vitamin C, but they're also one of the highest fruit sources of folate.

Uses/Benefits

Peel it straight out of the skin, or freeze, pulp it and use as an ingredient in salsas, salads, desserts and sauces, the skin infusion is perfect for blending into icy fruit frappes or cocktails.