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Veliyath Gardens

Saputa Acu Fruit Plant (Peritassa Laevigata)

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Common Name: Bacupari, Saputa Acu

Botanical Name: Peritassa laevigata

General Information: Peritassa Laevigata is a fruit-bearing shrub characterized by vigorous branches. Native to South America, including Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, as well as parts of Central America (Costa Rica) and the Caribbean (Tobago). This shrub is valued for its edible fruits, which are harvested from the wild.

Fruit: The tree produces delicious fruits with a firm yellow-orange skin. The subglobose fruit measures up to 35mm in diameter and contains 2 - 4 seeds, each about 20mm long and 13mm wide. The pulp surrounding the seeds is succulent and offers a sweet taste, making it enjoyable for natural consumption.

Culinary Uses: The edible fruit, consumed raw, is highly esteemed in Peru. The pulp surrounding the seeds is specifically eaten, contributing to its popularity in local use.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3 to 4 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate