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Re: giving mangosteen a try in Southern California
« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2018, 11:17:23 AM »
Thatís in the open itís not going to work lows are in the 50ís. Iíll show you mine thatís been in the ground for a year in a well protected area

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Re: giving mangosteen a try in Southern California
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2018, 07:44:08 PM »



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Re: giving mangosteen a try in Southern California
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2018, 10:32:31 PM »

You're right, your mangosteen doesn't look all that absolutely healthy and pristine. Maybe I shouldn't have planted mine in an open area.

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Re: giving mangosteen a try in Southern California
« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2018, 10:08:04 AM »
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Whatís yr location?  I planted the mangosteen for fun I didnít expected it to thrive less fruit.

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Re: giving mangosteen a try in Southern California
« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2018, 12:25:43 PM »
You mangosteen looks pretty good Frank. Surprised it's doing so well, being in Cali. Seems a humid and warm protected environment would be needed to eventually get fruit.   

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Re: giving mangosteen a try in Southern California
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2018, 02:46:16 PM »
You mangosteen looks pretty good Frank. Surprised it's doing so well, being in Cali. Seems a humid and warm protected environment would be needed to eventually get fruit.

Rob
Yes considering our winter lows . I believe no one has fruited a purple mangosteen  outside of a GH in the continental USA ; even in tropics it takes a while to establish I have a couple in YucatŠn

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Re: giving mangosteen a try in Southern California
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2018, 06:20:03 PM »
They have been fruited unprotected in south Florida near the ocean by Bill Whitman.
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Re: giving mangosteen a try in Southern California
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2018, 06:55:48 PM »
They have been fruited unprotected in south Florida near the ocean by Bill Whitman.
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Thanks for the info I thought it was fruited in Key West

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Re: giving mangosteen a try in Southern California
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2018, 08:57:09 PM »
I believe it was North Bay Village, which is a little north of Miami.


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Re: giving mangosteen a try in Southern California
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2018, 09:35:55 PM »
Mangosteen has been fruited in the pavilion of Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens, but I would consider that in the same category as a greenhouse. It is well protected, and could easily be more sheltered more from cold dry winds if need be.

I'm going to give it a good try here south of Miami. Could be wrong, but our alkaline soil worries me more than the cold. My tree did well with our lows last year (high 30's). Landscaper is supposed to dig a big hole tomorrow, and I will plant after laying down a liner and filling with choice soil. Prepared to cover and protect the tree if need be, but the location already constitutes a nice little micro climate. 
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Re: giving mangosteen a try in Southern California
« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2018, 10:02:11 PM »
Bill Whitman in Bal Harbor and Adolf Grimaldi in Big pine key both had trees but I never heard of Adolfís trees fruiting. A story from a former nursery inspector Bill Seefelt now a fish farmer down in homestead. He visited Whitmanís place when he was installing the amazing copper pots in the ground with a rain irrigation system. According to Seefelt and heís in his 80s! He must have spent 2k alone to get those trees to fruit! In primo soil, solid copper pots, the water and misting system, and a professional company servicing his trees. Funny thing is I grew up in Miami Shores just a few minutes away from his brothers house down the street who is a freaking billionaire!!! that guy owned the most expensive mall in Florida! When he passed away my dad unknowingly visited his house when it went up for sale. The realtor casually mentioned that he had a arborist come from north Florida to service his yard! He had original Audubonís in his bedroom! I must have passed that house a thousand times to go get coconuts at the park!

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Re: giving mangosteen a try in Southern California
« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2018, 07:47:47 PM »



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Re: giving mangosteen a try in Southern California
« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2018, 12:24:24 PM »
is it going to make it?

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Re: giving mangosteen a try in Southern California
« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2018, 03:40:29 PM »
is it going to make it?
It doesn't look like it. The bark is splitting open in several areas and looks kind of shriveled.

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Re: giving mangosteen a try in Southern California
« Reply #39 on: December 24, 2018, 08:46:59 AM »
Wow is there any shade? If you cover the poor bugger up a tad and get the sun off it will love you lots more.

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Re: giving mangosteen a try in Southern California
« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2019, 06:36:07 PM »
It looks like it's dead



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Re: giving mangosteen a try in Southern California
« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2019, 03:55:50 AM »
Nice try... Long live William ďBillĒ Whitman!
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