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Acai Berries in a bowl. They are the fruit of the Acaia Palm TreeBy Coosemans L.A. Shipping All Rights Reserved, Used by Permission (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Euterpe oleracea

Promising late variety with large elongated fruit. Brightly coloured skin coloured with purple and red. The flesh is smooth and almost fibreless. Very sweet and good quality. Produces well and is fairly consistent. Semi Dwarf growing to about 1/2 the size of a Bowen Mango

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Plant Information or Specifications

Sub Categories (HashTags)

Tropical Garden Plant (#TropicalGardenPlant)

Preferred Climate

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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

5+ Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%), Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)



Customer Comments on Palm - Acai

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Palm - Acai Share Your Review & Advice or ask questions on our Forum

Palm - Acai

Just read that suckers grow around the palm, which bear fruit to, so some people cut down the main tree, because they get so big and just harvest from the suckers; so you wouldn't need to climb it! :) | Christina Wilkins - E Devon, E Dev 27-Apr-2018

Palm - Acai

Keep in pot culture until too large then plant in gound in frost free area - top of the slope if you are in a frost prone area. Fortunately human induced climate change means they are more likely to thrive here in the subtropics now | Michael Olsen - Booval, QLD 24-Jul-2017

Palm - Acai

So far so good in a pot in Brisbane, but we'll see this winter. If it does end up being successful I'm going to have to figure out how to harvest the fruit as I doubt I'll be able to climb it. | Justin - Brisbane, QLD 03-Feb-2017

Acai Palm

Looks like it requires a tropical climate. See /pf/go/59773/ "barely able to survive in South Florida" Sydney may be a challenge. | Davewastech - Sydney, NSW 04-Jan-2015

Acai Palm

Elke, This palm is doing well in the garden and I did bring it in during some cold snaps. I'm surprised they didn't survive for you indoors because my friends have them in their kitchen in Toronto all winter long. They brighten up the room with green. | Anthony - Miami, FL 24-Oct-2011

Acai Palm

Thanks to share your story with us, i'm trying a sprouted coconut palm indoors indoors for bali, it's winter damaged heater, we have cold season in netherlands, my room is humid room 60-70%, Place palm at windowsill , imported is air circulation! | Jer0en R0land - Nederlands, NL 04-Feb-2011

Acai Palm

I bought two last autumn, they did not survive Sydney winter, even indoors. Well worth a try, let me know if you had more success. | Elke - Sydney, NSW 21-Jan-2011
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Palm - Acai 8/10

Emma1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3635 days 7hrs

Comments: -

I like palms and one that fruits is a bonus. Apparently this one is praised by health food critics for its antioxidant content. The palms looks a bit scraggley- it is similar to a Alexander but seems to keep dead leaves rather than shedding. It seems to want more water than I am giving it too.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

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Palm - Acai (Seedling) 2/10

Evan1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3455 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Only just put in the ground in a area that sometimes gets a light frost will put some shade cloth over them today and after reading some info will plant some suckers from my sugar bananas around them they grow fast and will give them some shade. If they do well would like to get about 20 more.

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


How tall could they get being that they are a dwarf verity and the ones I have read about grow up to 60 feet or so

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Palm - Acai (Seedling) 10/10

Tropicdude's Edible Fruits
Update: 3967 days 16hrs

Comments: -

I introduced this plant into this country, I ordered 100 seeds of the Ašai Para variety. about 80% sprouted, I have recently been transplanting into 1 gallon pots from my seed bed. the extremly hot weather has been tough on some of the transplants, but they should recuperate, some leave buning on some plants. I will be selling these plants locally at a "plant festival" .. they prefer low sun to shade,  do not care for Fertilizer yet, I tried and some leaf browning occured on afew plants.

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 60

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

Nothing eats these plants so far.

Organic Status:Partially Organic

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Palm - Acai (Seedling)

Jenny's Edible Fruits
Update: 2901 days 20hrs

Comments: -

bought this in February, planted it in the ground. The dog has dug it up 4 times then chewed its leaves off. Now it's potted in premium mix, I gave it seasol & plant starter and am crossing my fingers. It's the stick sheltering next to my mangosteen. Bets anyone? Been through too much punishment - just withered away

Planted: 2012

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: Self Pollination

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Jenny says... [2988 days 12hrs ago]
last picture is the scene of the crime

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Palm - Acai 1/10

Serendipity1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1306 days 16hrs

Comments: - not sure, perhaps not watered enough

Pollination: No

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