Bruce's Bolivian trek bears fruit

By Reg Burton
Updated September 22 2015 - 3:21am, first published February 16 2015 - 5:00pm
One of the big plusses with the marketing of achacha is that after ripening, the fruit can remain on the tree for up to three months and still be able to be picked, packed and marketed as the market demands The ideal time for picking is between 1-2 months after ripening.

NORTH Queensland’s achacha experiment began when plantation manager Bruce Hill was in Bolivia with a Bolivian friend who kept praising this almost unknown fruit grown in low lying areas of that country.

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