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Lucuma

Pouteria lucuma (Lucuma obovata)

a.k.a. Lucmo, Pouteria obovata

Round or oval, green fruit with a bright yellow pulp that is said to very appealing. Fruits can have an odd aftertaste. It is very popular in parts of South America.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Lucuma. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in July 2014.

Description

Medium sized tree from 25-50ft high. The lucuma is subtropical and naturally grows at elevations of 9000-10000ft in Peru.

Hardiness

It will tolerate several degrees of frost and grows well in cooler than tropical climates.

Growing Environment

Grow in full sun. Will adapt to dry locations.

Propagation

By seeds.

Uses

Eaten fresh out of hand or used to make ice cream.

Native Range

Native to the Andes mountains of Chile, Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador.

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