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,
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
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
After the fruits
How to prune:
cut weeping branches, weak and dead
Size of the plant?
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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
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?
Ripening of fruit:
Can be picked up before but just before it’s ready