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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #350 on: November 24, 2017, 04:02:43 PM »
Beautiful tree, sleepdoc! Best of luck with the flowering/fruit set

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #351 on: November 24, 2017, 10:31:14 PM »
First flowers on my biggest tree:

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« Reply #352 on: November 24, 2017, 11:19:15 PM »
First flowers on my biggest tree:



Congratulations 🎊 Oscar! Hopefully they take, you will have the first to fruit Mex Garcinia in USA! 😄
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« Reply #353 on: November 24, 2017, 11:21:34 PM »
 ;D More flowers!! Congrats Oscar

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« Reply #354 on: November 25, 2017, 01:20:41 PM »
That's great Oscar. How old is this tree.

Sleepdoc, do you think your fruits will hold over the winter?

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #355 on: November 25, 2017, 04:29:19 PM »
That's great Oscar. How old is this tree.

Sleepdoc, do you think your fruits will hold over the winter?
In the ground 5+ years. From planting seed 7+years.
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« Reply #356 on: November 25, 2017, 07:23:02 PM »
Congrat's oscar on getting your Luc's garcina to flower beautiful flower's by the way! ;)

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« Reply #357 on: November 26, 2017, 07:16:22 AM »
After discussing with Seadation - mine is a little under 5 years from seed.  In ground most of that time. 

I doubt mine will set or hold this year.  If it does, I will update.

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« Reply #358 on: December 19, 2017, 07:27:25 AM »
I strongly suspect that lighting amounts for a lot of the difference in growth rates people have been experiencing.  I notice a strong difference in the size of my Luc's (4 year olds) in my grow room depending on where they've spent their lives.  And they're all quite small, which would be expected given the low light conditions relative to direct sun (really should have about 4x the grow lights, but I can't afford that kind of power bill  ;)  ).  The one that's been in the worst location still looks like a seedling; the one in the best area is maybe 40cm tall. 

Basically, they'll survive shade, but they won't thrive.
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« Reply #359 on: December 19, 2017, 07:51:37 AM »
Most people advise to plant seeds in some form of shade.  I planted 200 hundred seeds directly in the ground, about 50 in full sun the rest with various hours of sunlight and some with no direct sun.  None have been watered, just mulched with hay and compost and alfalfa pellets added after leafs form.  There has been no difference in the rate of germination, growth or health between those planted in full sun or full shade.  They have been in the ground for six months and are about 8 tall.  I did plant four in a tall pot  that got shade between 10am and 3pm. Within 3mos. the roots were coming out of the bottom and were over a foot long, so I transplanted into ground.  They are also about 8 tall.  At last count over 100 germinated.  Knowing what I do now I would have planted most of them directly into the ground in full sun.
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #360 on: December 19, 2017, 09:38:12 PM »
Mine is on its 4th flowering (it seems to flower every 3 months or so). It set a fruit on the first flowering; it got to about the size of a small loquat and aborted. On the 4th flowering, it finally set out about a dozen female flowers, but all but one has aborted so far.
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« Reply #361 on: December 20, 2017, 05:38:59 AM »
Mine is on its 4th flowering (it seems to flower every 3 months or so). It set a fruit on the first flowering; it got to about the size of a small loquat and aborted. On the 4th flowering, it finally set out about a dozen female flowers, but all but one has aborted so far.

How exciting, how old, and what is the size of the tree.  How much sun does your tree get?

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #362 on: December 20, 2017, 10:59:07 AM »
I've lost track of age, but it's somewhere around 7 years old. It's in full sun.

Mine is on its 4th flowering (it seems to flower every 3 months or so). It set a fruit on the first flowering; it got to about the size of a small loquat and aborted. On the 4th flowering, it finally set out about a dozen female flowers, but all but one has aborted so far.

How exciting, how old, and what is the size of the tree.  How much sun does your tree get?

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #363 on: December 20, 2017, 02:56:05 PM »
Those getting fruit forming, what do you see as pollenator ?

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #364 on: December 20, 2017, 06:08:30 PM »
Not sure if it's the pollinator, but the ants sure love the flowers.
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #365 on: December 20, 2017, 06:44:15 PM »
Cooki3 pls post photos of ur current lucs

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« Reply #366 on: December 21, 2017, 12:35:56 AM »
OK. I was out there this evening, and it looks like I have a few new female blooms. Hoping at least one of them sticks around.

Cooki3 pls post photos of ur current lucs
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #368 on: December 27, 2017, 03:31:16 PM »
I planted mine on a separate property and they are doing fine, growing at a slow but steady rate, dealing well with the low humidity and occasional low temperatures around here.
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #370 on: January 01, 2018, 11:15:10 PM »
Will be looking foe a lemon like fruit
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« Reply #371 on: February 10, 2018, 06:46:52 PM »
In an unrelated post ( was about G. livingstonei - Imbe )  Marklee mentioned he had very good result grafting ' Luc's ' on new growth of a non producing ( male ) Imbe , if I remember correctly 4 feet of growth in one year .
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #372 on: February 10, 2018, 07:08:32 PM »
Perfect storm on my flowers. First super hard rains, then strong winds, so none of them set fruit.  :'( :'( Hopefully it will flower again soon.
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« Reply #373 on: February 12, 2018, 04:35:20 AM »
Sorry to hear that. My 3 foot tall, 3 year old one had flowers also that didn't set. My larger 8 foot tall 5 year old one hasn't had flowers but it looks like it isn't flourishing.

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« Reply #374 on: February 13, 2018, 04:33:54 AM »
Look's like my 2-foot tall plant is about to die, from root rot I think.
Probably because I watered it too much... 9L every evening. But the weather has been so hot and also it is on a raised mound.
Has some shade cloth above it.

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