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.

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.