Fresh Cupuassu cut and ready to enjoy.

Fresh Cupuassu cut and ready to enjoy. By John Picone [All Rights ReservedUsed By Permission] (Photo Credits)

Cupuassu fruit Picture taken

Cupuassu fruit Picture taken By Christopher Hind CiXeL at the English Wikipedia [All Rights ReservedUsed By PermissionGFDL,CC-BY-SA-3.0] (Photo Credits)


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Related to cacao, the cupuassu is popular in its native Brazil, but little known elsewhere. Unlike cacao, the pulp of the large-fruited cupuassu is used rather than the seeds. Pulp is processed into beverages and desserts. A form of chocolate and cocoa butter can be made from the seeds. Fruit is highly sought after and production is thus far limited to Brazil where demand greatly exceeds supply. Leaves are large and much like the cacao tree. Fruits are borne on the trunk and apexes of main branches. Strictly tropical Cupuassu prefers a very humid environment with little temperature variation throughout the year, and mean temperatures around 24C. Trees need lots of water for good growth.
Other Names: Cupuaçu


Specifications of Cupuassu

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 5-10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1+ Beneficial (cross pollination helps with fruit set)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Cupuassu Reviews & Tips

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James Cran
★★★ 1y ago

Logan, QLD, Australia


You need 2 of these plants if you want it to bare fruit, as they cannot self pollinate.

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