Garcinia humilis Vahl C. Adams Clusiaceae Garcinia humilis is native to Guyana and the Caribbean according to most reports. Plants from Bolivia with a native name of Achachairu are being grown as a commercial fruit crop in Australia under the name of Garcinia humilis. We have been unable to determine for certain if the plant in Australia is truly Garcinia humilis, but are inclined to believe that it is not, and that the plant is more likely to be Garcinia brasilensis or Garcinia gardneriana which might itself be no more than a synonym for Garcinia brasilensis. The confusion seems to be based on two synonyms - Rheedia lateriflora an earlier name for Garcinia humilis and Rheedia laterifolia an illegitimate name applied to Garcinia gardneriana [ K Title Plants for a Future Author Ken Fern Description Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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Family: Clusiaceae. Common Names: Achachairu, Bolivian mangosteen. Prized in South America for its sweet edible fruit. Trees are self fertile; only 1 is required to produce fruit. If the fruits are tart, they are not ripe; it may take an additional 3 to 4 weeks to ripen after the fruit begins to turn yellow. Wait for the fruits to develop a deeper orange-yellow color before picking. If there is heavy fruit set, some fruits may begin to abort; these small fruits with no seed are not very good.
You may need to thin the fruit a bit if there is a heavy crop. Peel can be used to make a tea; cover the peel of 2 or 3 fruits with a quart of boiling water and steep 10 to 15 minutes and sweeten with agave nectar.
Although I have a single plant that is fruiting, 2 or more best to ensure pollination. Small to Medium sized tree with 4 to 6 inch long dark green leathery leaves. Young plants need some shade. Protect from dry wind. Prefers a slightly acidic soil high in organic matter; do not put lime or dolomite on this plant. Use a complete fertilizer with micro nutrients.
Iron and magnesium help maintain deep green color. This species is not expected to tolerate cool or cold temperatures. The tree pots are 10 inches deep. When transplanting into a larger pot be sure to use one at least 12 inches deep.
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Here is another interesting exotic fruit from the Garcinias family. Its name is Garcinia humilis Achacha and has been cultivated for centuries in domestic orchards in the tropical Amazon Basin of Bolivia. The other name, Achachairu means a honey kiss in Guarani language. Achacha has also now been introduced into Australia and is being grown there in Burdekin area of Queenland.
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It is a quite popular fruit in Bolivia where it is cultivated. The other name, achachairu means a honey kiss in Guarani language. Achacha has also now been introduced into Australia and is being grown there in Burdekin area of Queenland. Achacha has now reached in all parts of the tropical world and is being grown by collectors worldwide in suitable tropical regions. Description :. Leaves, glossy, darker green on top but lighter underneath, opposite, simple, thick, leathery, and brittle.