Achacha dances to sweet taste of success

February 19, 2017

“FRUIT and honey from Australia’s only achacha orchard at Giru, just south of Townsville, has made it to the judging table for the finals of the ABC’s 2014 delicious. Produce Awards. Apiarist Steve Jurgens from Bees Pacific Honey said he had never been in any sort of food competition in his life, but was excited … Read More >>

14th on Gourmet Traveller!

May 3, 2011

Seeds from the Amazonian achacha fruit have been planted in Queensland’s Burdekin farming belt, a region with an altitude similar to the achacha’s Bolivian turf, producing the first commercial orchard anywhere in the world. The snow-white flesh, best eaten chilled, is delicate and sweet and finishes with a hint of citrus tang. Chef Alastair McLeod … Read More >>

Achacha on the ‘Cutting Board’

March 17, 2014

THE achacha is a fragrant little orange-peeled Bolivian fruit, grown in Queensland, with a tangy, juicy-fleshed interior somewhere between a mangosteen, to which they’re related (though with less sugar), and a lychee. An Aussie group, prompted by Bolivian friend Hugo Aguilar, gathered some investors, negotiated with the Bolivian government to export the seeds, bought a … Read More >>

Achacha makes it in the UK!

March 17, 2014

While the Achacha has moved off Australian shores into Europe for a few years now (found for a number of years in the Harrod’s food court), it only recently became a feature of Marks & Spencer’s fresh produce campaign to introduce new fruit to the general public. The Achacha has been featured on the BBC1’s … Read More >>

Logistica Award, 2012

December 30, 2013

Out of ten companies recently nominated for the Fruit Logistica innovations award, Achacha, a fruit grown commercially in Australia, took home third place. The honors were presented at the 2012 Fruit Logistica conference held in Berlin from February 8th through the 10th.