Success Story: Malaysia Posted on 05 Apr 16:36 , 1 comment

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.

The Açaí plant is flowering nicely, yielding fruit in its third year.
Note how close the tree is to the house – correct amounts of light and shade are key to a healthy Açaí tree.
Açaí palms created a rain forest canopy in the garden over a couple short years, mixing well with local flora.