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Chupa Chupa Quick Facts
Name: Chupa Chupa
Scientific Name: Quararibea cordata
Origin Amazon rainforest vegetation in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru
Shapes Oval, ovoid to elliptic
Flesh colors Orangeyellow
Taste Juicy, sweet
Chupa Chupa scientifically known as Quararibea cordata, is a large and semi-deciduous fruit that reaches 45 m high and endemic to Amazon rainforest vegetation in Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru. The tree bears orange-yellow fruit which is juicy, soft, sweet and comprises of 2 to 5 seeds. Fruits are juices or consumed raw. Chupa Chupa prefers moist, fertile and properly drained soil to assure growth. The fertilizers should be rich in nitrogen and potassium and must be watered constantly early in the growing phase. It requires significant sunlight exposure and is sensitive to temperature fluctuations below 40 degree Fahrenheit.

Plant description

The tree is erect and fast growing to 130 or 145 ft high in wild though upto 40 ft have been found in cultivation. It is buttressed and has stiff branches in tiered whorls of five and copious gummy yellow latex. Leaves are alternate, semi-deciduous and long petioled clustered in rosettes near the ends of branches. Leaves are broadly heart shaped and measures 6 to 12 in (15-30 cm) long and nearly as wide. Flowers are yellowish-white or rose-tinted, short stalked, 5-petalled and about 1 inches wide accompanying five conspicuous, protruding stamens and pistil and borne in masses along lesser branches and on the trunk. Fruit is rounded, ovoid or elliptic alongside prominent, rounded knob at apex. Fruit is about 4 to 5 ¾ in (10-14.5 cm) long and to 3 3/16 in (8 cm) wide and weighs 28 oz. (800 g).

Culinary uses

  • Fruits are consumed flesh or processed in form of juice, nectar and drinks.
  • Add the fruits to desserts.






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