Achacha Tree (Garcinia humilis)

Achacha Tree

Gorgeous and fruity! The Achacha Tree (Garcinia humilis) is a tropical flowering and fruiting tree, that is beautiful in orchards, front yards or containers alike! Aromatic scented foliage, the bright green of the foliage is a wonderful backdrop to the orangy-yellow fruit!

The flush of starry spikey yellowish blossoms becomes the Mangosteen-like fruit that are full of juicy tropical flavors! The hard rind reveals a creamy white interior with some small seeds. The glossy evergreen foliage is scented and aromatic for a delightful tree or shrub indoors or out!

Achacha are not in a hurry to do much of anything. They are slow growers that require very little in the way of maintenance or fuss. Once mature enough you’ll be rewarded for your patience when the incredibly long flower spikes appear and then fill with fruit! Add to your edible gardening design for dual-purpose landscape ornamentals that feed you and your family!

Planting and Application:

Great trees for indoors and out, any bright sunny location is perfect for these unusual trees! Pot up in containers for your balcony or porch shade, and northern gardeners can then bring these potted trees indoors for the winter. Warm growing zones free from frost will find these are a wonderful accent and specimen tree!

Achacha Trees attract pollinators and curious onlookers from near and far, the welcome January blooms are quickly followed by a bounty of fruit! You’ll need to find some new recipes to use all these exotic flavors! Juice the fruit for a tangy lemony treat that’s not too sweet or eat fresh for all its wonderful health benefits!

  • Unique Tropical Evergreen Trees
  • Indoors & Out
  • Great Specimen & Container Plant
  • Orange-Yellow Egg-Shaped Fruit
  • Sweet-Tangy White Flesh

Tips for Care:

Achacha are unusual tropical trees that once they flower and fruit, that part of the plant dies and the plantlets around its base take over for the next generation. Prune after fruiting if needed and provide a frost-free environment.

  • Self-Pollinating
  • Prune into a Tree or Shrub after Flowering
  • Full Sun & Part Shade
  • Consistently Moist Soil & Enriched Environment

Healthy and flavorful, aromatic and unique! Extend your homegrown fruit collection with tropical fruit like Achacha Trees for a unique treat on a delightful fruit tree!

Achacha Tree (Garcinia humilis) Details

Common name Achacha Tree
Botanical name Garcinia humilis
Plant type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Hardiness zone Outdoors 10-11(Indoors 4-11)
Growth rate Slow
Height 15 - 18 ft. (5 - 6 ft. indoors)
Width 8 - 12 ft. (3 - 5 ft. indoors)
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained Soil
Pollinator-friendly No
Pruning time After Fruiting
Flower color White