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ACHACHA

AchachaBotanical Name: Garcinia humilis
Description

A cousin of the mangosteen, Achachas are tangy and refreshing with a delicate subtle sweetness, a fine balance between sweetness and acidity, producing an unusual taste sensation. Fruit should be picked mature as it does not ripen further on storage. Originating from the Bolivian part of the Amazon basin in South America, the Bolivian name of the fruit is Achachairu and translated means honey kiss. Achacha is protected by Plant Breeders Right (PBR) and cannot be grown or propagated without licence agreement with Achacha Fruit Group

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Plant Information or Specifications

Sub Categories (HashTags)

Tangy (#Tangy)

Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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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)

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%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

January, February, March, April, December

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Question & Answer

do i need two, in order to get fruit? From: HORNSBY NSW

They are self fertile but benefit from cross pollination so if you have the space for two they will be more productive.

Customer Comments on Achacha

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

Achacha

No tip. But I'm going to have a go to grow these inland from Bundaberg.I will be keeping them covered for the first three winters if they survivve the first. Surrounded by Ambarella, Mangos, Chiku,Wampi, Longan and Macadamia nuts. Good soil n water. | Russell Drinkwater - Eidsvold, QLD 06-Mar-2011

Achacha

These fruit are absolutly scrumptious! | Lauren Murray - Mt Morgan, QLD 06-Mar-2011

Achacha

Slow growing at first, but speeds up over time. Provide shade when young. Pigeon pea is a great way to do this. | Jason Spotswood (maculata Grove)) - Mount Samson, QLD 10-Mar-2011

Achacha

I started 4 of them from seed of shop bought fruit in 2009. They are SLOW!!! 10cm heigh now, on a balcony in Sydney.. I hope they will soon pick up, when we have moved to Port Macquary. | Elke - Dunbogan, NSW 24-Mar-2011

Achacha

Remember the taproot is twice as long as what is above the ground | Leanne Sky - Sydney, NSW 19-Jan-2012

Achacha

No tip just interested in trying to grow one. Love the fruit! | Rae Nolen - Toogoom, QLD 05-Apr-2012

Achacha

Fruit will keep in fridge for quite a while. Delicious. Bill W. | Bill Wilkinson - Gympie, QLD 01-Jun-2012

Achacha

I was given Achacha seeds in about 1993 they grew well here in Australia & benefited from rich rainforest type ferro & verto soils, the fruit is delicious tangy persistent flesh sticks to the large seed like a lolly. | Steven - Esk, QLD 14-Jun-2016

Achacha

Got our first fruit on the Gold Coast from a tree we bought from daleys. The first batch they had for sale. | Jessica Ngov - Gaven, QLD 14-Dec-2016
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Achacha 10/10

BJ's Edible Fruits
Update: 2103 days 4hrs

Comments: - These fruit are mind-blowing! The tree has quite a nice habit and is supposed to grow well here. I have two advanced seedlings and have grown a number of seedlings myself and all grow/germinate very well in Brisbane.

Planted: 2011

Height 3 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 5

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Achacha (Seedling) 6/10

Murray's Edible Fruits
Update: 2360 days 10hrs

Comments: - the best tasting fruit i have ever had andthe skins can be made into a very healthy and yummy drink by soaking in water a sugar this is also a hunger suppresent so good for losing weight

Planted: 2010

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 10

Water Given in: Spring


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Achacha (Seedling)

VF1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1905 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Am attempting to grow these from seed I planted, as the fruit is absolutely delicious - sort of sherbert sweet/sour tang with its' own flavour, and just melts in your mouth as you suck it off the seeds. The drink made from skins is pleasant too, but has very different taste to fruit.

Seedlings very slow to grow - 4 months to germinate and very slow growth rate. Currently being grown under cover for protection (cut off soft-drink bottles)

Planted: 2012

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Achacha 5/10

Lissa's Edible Fruits
Update: 2383 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Such an attractive prolific tree and very pleasant fruit. Thick skinned so not a problem with fruit fly.

Trouble is you need two and they grow quite tall for a small backyard garden. I could always keep them trimmed to size :)


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Achacha (Seedling)

Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 1122 days 10hrs

Comments: - Extremely slow growing. Requires some protection from the sun when young. Seems reasonably tough with regard to watering. 

Planted: 2010

Height 0.3 metres

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Achacha

Kathy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 1987 days 8hrs

Comments: - Autumn 2012: I bought this fruit from the supermarket and we both loved it. It is supposed to be from a small very ornamental tree which sounds enticing. We couldn't find one to buy so we're trying to germinate the single seed (I tried to go back for more fruit but there was none left!).After about 2 months in the glasshouse the seed is finally showing signed of life and a tiny root has emerged (I know this because we were going to throw the pot away and I thought I would take a peek first - lucky I did!).

Planted: 2012

Qty: 1


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Achacha (Seedling) 9/10

Fruitful's Edible Fruits
Update: 1731 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Achacha is said to be the Queen of all fruits, tasting like lemon sherbet. It is a very tropical tree and doesnt tolerate cold too well, so Im not sure how it will go in the subtropical Northern Rivers. It is a cousin of the Mangosteen can tolerate strong winds.

I think it is a slow grower. I planted this one in Oct 2012, and in 2 mths there has been no change, as if it is frozen, yet still looks healthy and green.

I cant wait to try the fruit!

Planted: 2012

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: No Pests as yet!


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Waterfall says... [763 days 15hrs ago]
Mine survived a Sydney winter without dropping a single leaf so I think they can handle the cold no problem. We are frost free though.

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Achacha (Seedling) 8/10

Waterfall's Edible Fruits
Update: 747 days 8hrs

Comments: -

I have 2 of these both from Daleys, I have eaten the fruit from the markets and found it to be absolutely delicious although there is not a lot of flesh in each fruit.

Both trees were fine during their first winter in Sydney. They are now both planted in the ground, one in the front yard and one down the back.

Planted: 2015

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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JohnMc1 says... [858 days 10hrs ago]
I have read that these can tolerate -2C, interesting times ahead.

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Achacha

GardenOfColumba's Edible Fruits
Update: 1418 days 8hrs

Comments: - Fantastic flavour, rarely seen the fruit for sale. Still in the pot as I'm waiting for kinder weather to plant it.  It has already grown 5cm in semi shade. Is going in the shade of my large jacaranda tree.

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Achacha

Fred1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2582 days 7hrs

Comments: - We planted these from seeds of fruit that we purchased.

Planted: 2010

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Fred1 says... [2582 days 7hrs ago]
We planted these from seeds of fruit that we purchased.
Fred1 says... [2582 days 7hrs ago]
We planted these from seeds of fruit that we purchased.

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Achacha

Emma1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2576 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Garcinia humilis: One of the most tastiest fruit I have tried with the convenience of packaging like the banana. I collected the seeds and forgot to grow them. I can't find anywhere that sells the plant- they only seem to have a north Queensland plantation. A close relative to the yellow mangosteen.


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Achacha (Seedling)

Kath's Edible Fruits
Update: 2141 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Planted in Autumn, struggled through winter, not doing much yet.

Planted: 2011

Height 0.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Achacha (Seedling)

Estar's Edible Fruits
Update: 1640 days 10hrs

Comments: - Just got seeds and going to give it a go.

Organic Status:Organic


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Achacha 2/10

Serendipity1's Edible Fruits
Update: 249 days 10hrs

Comments: - Protected from cold through winter, planted in autumn.  suspect did not like full sun and harsh summer

Pollination: No


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