Lucuma - Kona

Pouteria lucuma

Lucmans By OtterAM [CC BY-SA 4.0] (Photo Credits)

Green fruit with bright yellow flesh. It is sweet and similar to a canistel but with an odd aftertaste. The fruits are round or oval and very popular in South America when they are dried and powdered. There are two types of lucuma, wet and dry. Wet like canistel can be eaten out of hand. Dry can not. Kona is a dry type. They can be blended into a delicious milkshake tasting of rum and raisin and caramel.
Other Names: Whitman, Lucmo

$49.00 ($49.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Specifications of Lucuma - Kona

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

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

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

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

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)


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Lucuma - Kona Reviews & Tips

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4y ago

Adelaide, SA, Australia


Tasted in Peru. Like maple syrup with boiled egg consistency. Really nice fruit. Only strange first time. Then addictive!

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