How to grow Camu Camu

Camu camu growing shrub‎ or small tree of the genus Myrciaria also known as Camucamu or Myrciaria dubia, Camu camu perennial evergreen plant, edible fruit and also used as medical or ornamental hedge plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 11+.

Leaves are oval between light to medium green.

Flower color white with notable stamens, flowers grow on brown stems.

Camu camu flower

Fruit peel color red-purple inside color is white-yellow with thick texture, the fruit size 2-4 cm, the amount of the fruits affected by the amount of trees in the area.

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Requirements for Camu camu growing and care:

Wet land season, Moist soil, slightly acidity soil, frost free, need that nothing won’t grow next to the plant

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No (but in vegetative reproduction better)

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Infected and dead branches

Size of the plant?
2-4 m 6.5-13 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer, autumn, winter

General information about the flower
White flowers with notable stamens, flowers grow on brown stems.

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruits

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Fruit harvest season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, aphids

What can be done with big quantities of Camu camu fruits?
Eat raw, jam, juice

Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover the tree with net (just if the birds eat all the fruits)

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3-7 years

Scientific name:

Myrciaria dubia

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