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You are purchasing one 7-10'' tall (pot height is not included) Lucuma (Pouteria Lucuma) Seedling Tree Starter Plant in 2.5'' square pot. Lucuma is related to Canistel (eggfruit) - Pouteria campechiana. Lucuma is medium sized tree from 20-50ft high. The lucuma is subtropical and naturally grows at elevations of 9000-10000ft in Peru. Lucuma is native to cooler Andean valleys of Peru, Ecuador and northern Chile where it has been grown for hundreds of years, with various depictions seen in ancient Inca artefacts. It Is not widely known outside these areas, and even less outside South America. Round or oval, green fruit with a bright yellow pulp that is said to very appealing. It is very popular in parts of South America. Lucuma can be grown in climates similar to that for the Hass avocado. No scientific work has been done on fertilisation practice but protocols similar to citrus seem to suffice. When young, weed control is important, as growth in the first 2 years is slow; mulching is also beneficial. It will tolerate several degrees of frost and grows well in cooler than tropical climates. The fruit is a berry, oblate, ovate or elliptic, pointed or depressed at the apex and 7.5-10cm long with thin brownish-green skin. Flesh is hard and oozes latex when immature. As it matures, skin colour may or may not change to a yellowish-green, latex disappears and the flesh becomes softer and very sweet, yellow to orange-yellow. Edible flesh, minus peel and seeds is 70-80% of the fruit, and is dry and mealy with consistency similar to a hard-boiled egg yolk. The fresh fruit is very popular in its native areas but the dry mealy texture does not appeal to everyone. It is more commonly eaten in processed forms where it is used to flavour beverages, ice-creams, pastries and other desserts. Pulp can be stored frozen or dried, with the latter often ground to a yellow-orange powder for use in beverages, baking and other products. The flavour has been described as similar to coffee, vanilla and butterscotch with a hint of maple syrup. Lucuma pulp has a 64-72 % of moisture content. The pulp also contains sugars like glucose, fructose, sucrose and inositol; and acids like citric acid and succinic acid. However, only limited nutritional information is available for lucuma powder, indicating moderate content of protein and iron, each providing 14% of the Daily Value in a 100 gram (3.5 oz) serving which supplies 420 calories. Lucuma is closely related to canistel (Pouteria campechina).
Trees grown from seeds are not identical to the parent tree. Grown organically in Florida. Pictures are from my garden of the actual plants and actual fruits that I grew. Shipped via USPS First Class or Priority mail. Shipping for each additional item is $2.50.
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My lucumo came home looking healthy and after two weeks it is still thriving! It was well packaged and labeled. Extremely professional delivery.