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Borojoa patinoi, Borojo

Borojoa patinoi

Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Amazonia and Central America
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
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The Borojo tree is about 3-5 meters. The fruit has 7 to 12 centimeters in diameter, and its color is green. The pulp is brown, acid, and very dense. The fruit has around 90 to 600 seeds, and it is considered ripe when it falls in the floor.

Borojo is found in the rainy forests, on the rainy region of the Pacific coast of Colombia, where the annual average rain fall is more than 4,000 mm; The average temperature is 28 C and the relative humidity 85 percent. It grows in the shade of other trees. Adapts well up to 1,200 m altitude.

Borojo is a highly energetic and nutritious fruit. It is commonly used in Colombia and Panama because of its aphrodisiac properties. The pulp is used to prepare juice (jugo del amor), compotes, marmalades, candies and wine. Borojo has one of the highest levels of water soluble B vitamins among fruits.

Propagated by seeds, cutting, aerial layering, or grafting.

Borojoa patinoi, Borojo
Borojoa patinoi, Borojo
Borojoa patinoi, Borojo
Borojoa patinoi, Borojo

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