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Grow Bacupari

This is a guide on how to grow Bacupari a tropical fruit. The scientific name for Bacupari is Garcinia gardneriana. The tropical fruit is found in South America with sweet yellow or orange fruits. The mature plants measures 14m high having sturdy, erect and ‘lightweight’ trunk.

The truck can withstanding extreme weather and features a dense green canopy foliage. It can be domesticated or cultivated and typical to dense forest regions.

To grow Bacupari to a mature tree can produce 450 to 500 fruits and it takes 6 to 7 years to fruit. The white flowers have a nice fragrance, grow in clusters with glossy green leaves 15cm long.

Where to find Bacupari

Bacupari is a tropical fruit found in a few geographical locations. They grow in Venezuela, Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia.

Bacupari Locations

  • Venezuela
  • Paraguay
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Bolivia

Nutritional Value

The nutritional value of Bacupari are energy 62kcal, water 83.1g, potassium 128mg, calcium 6mg. Others are fiber 1.7gm, mon-unsaturated fatty acid 0.1mg, ferrounsaturated fatty acid 0.3mg, ferrous0.2mg.

More include phosphorous 20mg, vitamin 10.3mg, carbohydrate 14.9gm, protein 0.8gm, vitamin B6 0.04gmg and vitamin B2 0.04mg.

Guide to cultivation and uses of babaco

Bacupari Nutritional Value

  • Energy 62kcal
  • Water 83.1g
  • Potassium 128mg
  • Calcium 6mg
  • Fiber 1.7gm
  • Mon-unsaturated fatty acid 0.1mg
  • Ferrounsaturated fatty acid 0.3mg
  • Ferrous0.2mg
  • Phosphorous 20mg
  • Vitamin 10.3mg
  • Carbohydrate 14.9gm
  • Protein 0.8gm
  • Vitamin B6 0.04gmg
  • Vitamin B2 0.04mg.

Uses of Bacupari

The uses are limited to traditional or medicinal applications. It is used to treat skin infection, urinary tract infection and skin disorders.

Used in cases of hormonal imbalance, to detoxify, build immune system. Some use it to curb obesity or fat neutralizer. It is used by the natives in South America to treat external wounds.

Uses in Native Medicine

  • Treat skin infection
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Skin disorders
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Detoxify
  • Build immune system
  • Curb obesity
  • Fat neutralizer
  • Treat external wounds.

Bacupari as Food

Commonly eaten by South American natives and found in many recipes. The flesh and bark are consumed. Found in desserts, jams, eaten fresh, juiced used in cocktails.

  • The bark is consumed
  • Flesh is eaten
  • Found in desserts
  • Jams
  • Juiced
  • Used in cocktails.

Economic Benefit

The main economic benefit is its application in furniture. This is because the wood is durable and easy to cut without the aid of power tools. The wood is used to make home, office furniture and fencing. It is perfect for flooring, small furniture and tool handles.

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Disease and Pests

The soft, rather light weight wood is prone to pest attack. Its main enemy are insects, terminates and tends to decay rapidly.


To grow Bacupari in tropical conditions require ample sunlight and rainfall. The seeds once extracted from the fruit die after a short time. The seeds are planting in prepared soil and spaced appropriately to accommodate a fully matured tree.

It takes 58 to 78 days to sprout and subsequent growth rate relatively slow. The wood of the tree is brown, grey or dark yellow, almost odorless.

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