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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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
Preferred Soil Type
January, February, March, April, December
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Customer Comments on Achacha
Very easy to grow from seed. They grow slowly,though grow taller in semi shade. They are quite tough plants, and easy to transplant if required. No problem growing in Sydney. | Edward - Carlingford, NSW 04-Apr-2020
Make lemonade from the peel ...deposit in a jar cover with water overnight and drink the following day | Claire - NA, NSW 28-Mar-2020
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
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
Fruit will keep in fridge for quite a while. Delicious. Bill W. | Bill Wilkinson - Gympie, QLD 01-Jun-2012
No tip just interested in trying to grow one. Love the fruit! | Rae Nolen - Toogoom, QLD 05-Apr-2012
Remember the taproot is twice as long as what is above the ground | Leanne Sky - Sydney, NSW 19-Jan-2012
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
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
These fruit are absolutly scrumptious! | Lauren Murray - Mt Morgan, QLD 06-Mar-2011
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
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