PALM - ACAI
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
Plant Information or Specifications
Sub Categories (HashTags)
Tropical Garden Plant (#TropicalGardenPlant)
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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)
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
No (Full Size)
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Full (Sun:80%-100%), Part (Sun:50-80%)
Preferred Soil Type
Customer Comments on Palm - Acai
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
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
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
Looks like it requires a tropical climate. See http://davesgarden.com/guides /pf/go/59773/ "barely able to survive in South Florida" Sydney may be a challenge. | Davewastech - Sydney, NSW 04-Jan-2015
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
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
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
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