How to grow Lucuma tree

Lucuma growing tree of the genus Pouteria and also known as Pouteria lucuma, Lucuma perennial evergreen plant and also also used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropical, tropic or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Flower color is green size of 0.5-1 cm,

Lucuma flower

Fruit edible yellow-orange, rind green-yellowish is thin and edible tasteless in the top of the fruit there is yellow star shape, the fruit not juicy the structure powdery reminds Sweet potato or Canesitel taste is sweet remind Sweet potato with mocha and maple the shape oval or egg shape sometime with sharp in the bottom, in every fruit there are between 2-5 seeds mostly 2

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Requirements for Lucuma growing and care:

More than -2C

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

Is it necessary to graft in Lucuma?
No, but not a bad idea

Difficulties or problems when growing:
8-15 m, 24-45 feet

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
After the fruits

How to prune:
cut weeping branches, weak and dead

Size of the plant?
5-16 m

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average 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:
Spring, but in tropical weather most of the years

General information about the flower
Small flowers that grow 2-3 flowers in group

Pollination is done by:

Thinning the bloom:
Sometimes flowers need more than one tree in the area or else it thinning

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn but in tropical weather most of the years

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Lucuma fruits?
Eaten raw, fruit shake, ice-cream, dried as sweet spices

Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover the tree with net

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3-5 years

Ripening of fruit:
Can be picked up before but just before it’s ready

Scientific name:

Pouteria lucuma

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

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Watering plants

Hardiness zone