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Sour Bacuri

Garcinia acuminata

a.k.a. Rheedia acuminata

An Amazonian native fruit having yellow, knobby skin and white pulp with a tasty, acidic and sweet flavor. Fruits are oblong, small, roughly in the shape of a football.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Sour Bacuri. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in April 2016.

Description

An evergreen tree growing to 25-50 feet tall. In its native range, flowering occurs from May through August, with fruits ripening during the late summer.

Hardiness

Unknown.

Growing Environment

Unknown.

Propagation

By seeds.

Uses

Fruits are eaten fresh and are popular in their native range. They are occasionally cultivated but can be found in a number of local markets.

Native Range

Native to dry land (non flooding) forests of the Amazon region.

Related Species

Clusiaceae  
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