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Bacuri

Platonia insignis

A pleasantly flavored, yellow-orange, round fruit that can grow to about the size of an orange. It has a sticky white pulp with a sort of sweet and sour flavor.

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Description

A large deciduous tree that can reach over 100ft.

Hardiness

Unknown.

Growing Environment

Little information available. Likely needs a fairly humid tropical environment.

Propagation

By seeds, which should be plated fresh.

Uses

The fruits are eaten fresh in its native range and used to flavor beverages. Fruits contain high amounts of vitamin C.

Native Range

Native to the Bolivian Amazonian region.

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