Large sized guava relative with bright yellow fruit having an excellent sour-acid flavor. Fruits are very juicy, up to five inches wide, with a strong fruity aroma.
Seeds are not available for the Araca Boi. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in March 2015.
Shrub or small tree to 7-15ft.
Will stand some cold temperatures for short periods of time.
Minimal information is available. It prefers a drier, tropical environment.
By seeds, air-layering, grafting or budding.
Sometimes eaten fresh, out of hand, although the fruits are quite acidic. The araca-boi is more commonly used to flavor ice creams, sweets, and beverages. It is very high in vitamin C, double the amount of the average orange.
Native to non-flooding areas of Western Amazonia, Brazil. Efforts are currently underway in parts of South America to cultivate this species.Photo courtesy of Peter Richardson.