The Achacha Tree (Garcinia humilis) is a rare tropical tree that produces four-inch, orange, egg-shaped fruits that have juicy pulp said to taste like lemonade. The handsome, bushy trees are small, with mature specimens reaching fifteeen to twenty feet tall, and ten to fifteen feet wide. They like partial sun, are slow growing, and can make fruit in as little as one year in the ground. Once established, Achacha Trees are easy to grow and can take temperatures as low as 30ºF.
Achacha Tree can be grown outdoors in USDA Zones 9 to 11, or in pots and over-wintered indoors in Zones 4 to 11. Achacha Fruits are related to mangosteens, are self-fertile, and a single mature tree can produce hundreds of the orange, sweet-sour, four-inch fruits per year. Achachas are also rich in vitamin C, vitamin B, and potassium, all of which are considered nutritionally valuable. Add this Amazon Forest native to your edible landscape and begin growing a rare delicacy right in your own yard.