In season 5 of Parks and Recreation, we provided production staff with their acai trees. In this scene, the character gives the gift of an acai tree and says it is a superfood. It really shows what a great gift it is to grow Acai for anyone interested in gardening, superfoods, or anti-oxidants.
In 2008, we helped a naturopathic physician in the Malaysian Jungle get started with his acai planting. He started this operation at his home to provide health benefits to his friends and neighbors in his small town. Now 3 years later, the palms are thriving and flowering as they would in their native Brazil. The shady location in this garden demonstrates the low light conditions necessary to successfully grow acai palms. We look forward to posting future updates on the growth of acai in this spot in Malaysia as the community will soon have a fresh source of the fruit.
After just over two years, these acai palms in Puerto Rico are spreading with multiple trunks. Flower buds should appear before the next rainy season.