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Re: Update on Russells Sweet Garcinia
« Reply #125 on: June 09, 2018, 08:50:23 AM »
This one is fully mature with firm brown seeds and the last couple I had that were not as sweet seem to have coloured before they were mature. They were also much smaller that this one.

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Re: Update on Russells Sweet Garcinia
« Reply #126 on: June 09, 2018, 08:55:24 AM »
Seems to have been fertilised by something

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Re: Update on Russells Sweet Garcinia
« Reply #127 on: June 09, 2018, 09:24:34 AM »
Not necessarily if some nucellar embryony is going on. Some citrus and mangosteens are examples of where the 'seeds' are clones of the parent.

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Re: Update on Russells Sweet Garcinia
« Reply #128 on: June 09, 2018, 10:57:21 AM »
Aloha
Soon I'll be planting our 4 russels sweet in the earth. They are also  about 2ft tall.
Mike T thanks again for spreading this gem of a fruiT! Do you know if the seeds sent to Hawaii were from a pollinated fruit from a male?
I recently read that the females if unpollinated will only make female seed.  Wonder if it true?
Hopefully one of us in Hawaii has male scions to share in the future.
Micah

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Re: Update on Russells Sweet Garcinia
« Reply #129 on: June 09, 2018, 06:34:58 PM »
The Hawaiian seeds came from the original trees in Russells yard and were large fruit with male pollinated seeds.They looked more like this.




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Re: Update on Russells Sweet Garcinia
« Reply #130 on: June 12, 2018, 08:13:39 PM »
Not necessarily if some nucellar embryony is going on. Some citrus and mangosteens are examples of where the 'seeds' are clones of the parent.
Correct. Many garcinia species are able to produce fruit without pollination (see Prosea book chapter on garcinias.)
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Re: Update on Russells Sweet Garcinia
« Reply #131 on: June 12, 2018, 08:23:04 PM »
I donít know that book, is it online?  If not could you post a list of desirable garcinias that produce fruit without pollination?
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Peter

 

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