The Açaí palm is a slender tree with long, feathery leaves. The fruits, called Açaí berries, are small, dark blue to black, and visually resemble blueberries.
Height and Crown Width
It reaches a height of 15 to 25 meters and has a slim, upright crown.
The Açaí palm forms an extensively branched root system, providing stability.
Originally, the Açaí palm hails from the moist tropical regions of South America, especially the Amazon basin.
Cultivation and Care
It prefers a tropical climate with plenty of humidity. The soil should be well-draining and rich in humus. Regular watering and, if necessary, fertilization promote growth.
Harvest, Taste, and Use
Açaí berries are harvested when ripe and processed into a dark, creamy fruit puree. Their taste is intense, reminiscent of berries with a slightly earthy note. The puree is often used in smoothie bowls, juices, or desserts.
Açaí berries are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They are considered a superfood and are associated with various health benefits, such as supporting the immune system and promoting heart health.
Açaí palms are dioecious, meaning they bear male and female flowers on different plants. Pollination is typically carried out by bees.