Granadillo is referred to by many names. It is from the commonly known species of Macacauba but is often referred to as Hormigo or Orange Agate depending on which country it is imported from. Many of the lesser known species that have become popular for woodworking have had different names depending on where they have come from. Granadillo is an easy working wood, it turns and glues well and can take a high polish. With the variable grain pattern, it is one of the most beautiful woods for turning.
|Wood Type||Tropical exotic hardwood|
|Texture||Fine to medium texture with high luster|
|Grain Pattern||Variable, straight to interlocked|
|Color||Varying from reddish to brownish with purple and orange streaks, with darker grain stripes|