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ACAI PALM

Botanical Name: Euterpe oleracea
Description

Why grow Acai Berries?

Fresh acai fruit is not seen outside of South America because the fruit breaks down in shipping. If you have a warm climate, you can enjoy fresh pure, un-diluted acai. Today, many of the health drinks are priced so high, it makes their health benefits not worth the cost. Many companies also blend acai with a bunch of other fruits and keep the concentration a mystery. It has become an expensive delicacy simply because farmers can not keep up with the demand in Brazil. The high-priced drinks still do not offer the same health benefits as raw acai. The majority consist of pulp that leaves brazil as a dried powder form and then mixed into juices with water when it arrives in the USA. Processed foods always carry less nutrients.


In the past, acai was available to everyone, including the poor. Now it is out of reach for many in the amazon region because of the increase in world-wide demand for this healthy berry.

Acai Berries in a bowl. They are the fruit of the Acaia Palm Tree By Coosemans L.A. Shipping http://www.weshipproduce.com) [All Rights Reserved, Used by Permission]

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
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$19.75 0 Seedling Pot: 0.5L
Height: 20-30cm
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$24.75 0 Seedling Pot: 0.75L
Height: 30-40cm
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Plant Information or Specifications

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

+10m

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)

 

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