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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #450 on: August 01, 2018, 03:35:51 AM »




I hope the fruit hangs on and grows through the last part of winter

Looks great, is it really only 3+ years old Mike?

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #451 on: August 02, 2018, 08:32:52 PM »
Sleepdoc was kind enough to share the tasting of the first forum documented fruit grown to maturity on mainland U.S. with me today.  Thank you Sleepdoc!

The fruit had fallen from the tree on Tuesday. The decision was made to allow the fruit to continue to ripen until Saturday before tasting. However, today, the fruit was very soft and looked like it was going down hill fast.  The fruit was very small.  Sleepdoc scored the skin of the fruit, which was very thin, and pulled the two halves apart. Unfortunately, the seed was nearly full sized and the fruit barely had any flesh. There was less than half a teaspoon to share between the myself, Sleepdoc, and his son.  The flavor was suprisingly sweet and only had the smallest hint of acidity and I thought it was very pleasent. It was one of the sweetest garcinias I have ever tasted. The skin had a thin layer of flesh, which I scraped with my teeth. It had a little more acidity and tasted similar to a sweet achachairu.



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« Reply #452 on: August 02, 2018, 11:08:18 PM »
Sleepdoc was kind enough to share the tasting of the first forum documented fruit grown to maturity on mainland U.S. with me today.  Thank you Sleepdoc!

The fruit had fallen from the tree on Tuesday. The decision was made to allow the fruit to continue to ripen until Saturday before tasting. However, today, the fruit was very soft and looked like it was going down hill fast.  The fruit was very small.  Sleepdoc scored the skin of the fruit, which was very thin, and pulled the two halves apart. Unfortunately, the seed was nearly full sized and the fruit barely had any flesh. There was less than half a teaspoon to share between the myself, Sleepdoc, and his son.  The flavor was suprisingly sweet and only had the smallest hint of acidity and I thought it was very pleasent. It was one of the sweetest garcinias I have ever tasted. The skin had a thin layer of flesh, which I scraped with my teeth. It had a little more acidity and tasted similar to a sweet achachairu.

Seems promising, however, did u take any photos of the flesh inside.?

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #453 on: August 05, 2018, 06:34:09 AM »
Sytanta I got the seeds in 2014 and it is nearly 4.Interstingly I found new flower buds on it today just a few months after it had them before.It looks like a prodigy. I am wondering if the Mexican has larger fruit than the big one from Jim West. Was that Linderno? The name escapes me.

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #454 on: August 08, 2018, 12:25:11 AM »
Sytanta I got the seeds in 2014 and it is nearly 4.Interstingly I found new flower buds on it today just a few months after it had them before.It looks like a prodigy. I am wondering if the Mexican has larger fruit than the big one from Jim West. Was that Linderno? The name escapes me.
Lindero
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #455 on: February 11, 2019, 09:56:39 PM »
Got seeds directly from Luc in June of 2015. Seeing the first flowers on the tree today (2/11/19)-- so just under 4 years. Tree planted in full sun here on the North Shore of Oahu with irrigation when it gets dry. I actually planted two trees in one hole but only see flowers on one of them for now. Somehow the flowers managed to stay on despite the 50-60 mph winds we had here yesterday. 





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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #456 on: February 11, 2019, 10:36:16 PM »
Very cool and nice pic!
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #457 on: February 11, 2019, 11:15:34 PM »
Got seeds directly from Luc in June of 2015. Seeing the first flowers on the tree today (2/11/19)-- so just under 4 years. Tree planted in full sun here on the North Shore of Oahu with irrigation when it gets dry. I actually planted two trees in one hole but only see flowers on one of them for now. Somehow the flowers managed to stay on despite the 50-60 mph winds we had here yesterday. 





Congrats!
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« Reply #458 on: February 12, 2019, 02:21:30 AM »
Got seeds directly from Luc in June of 2015. Seeing the first flowers on the tree today (2/11/19)-- so just under 4 years. Tree planted in full sun here on the North Shore of Oahu with irrigation when it gets dry. I actually planted two trees in one hole but only see flowers on one of them for now. Somehow the flowers managed to stay on despite the 50-60 mph winds we had here yesterday. 





I need to drive up to your place and see this first hand!

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #459 on: February 12, 2019, 04:41:14 PM »
congrats Apresser,

mine flowering about same size but like 3 x the age....it was restricted in a pot for a long time...and exposed to cold weather...

i see your first flower is male, hopefully lots of androgynous flowers the next round.

my tree made one androgynous flower, but failed to set fruit...

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #460 on: February 12, 2019, 06:23:04 PM »
Wow nice! You planted the two seeds in ground in direct sun? How tall is your tree?

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« Reply #461 on: February 12, 2019, 06:51:38 PM »
Wow nice! You planted the two seeds in ground in direct sun? How tall is your tree?

If that's the case, then I'm really jealous!-:) ...I'm pampering mine like a significant other.. heheh
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« Reply #462 on: February 12, 2019, 09:32:17 PM »
Wow nice! You planted the two seeds in ground in direct sun? How tall is your tree?

I planted the seeds in pots and left them for about 10 months after germination and then moved them out into direct light and in the ground even while they were really small. the tree is maybe 4 ft tall, there are actually 2 trees in that one hole. I found a few more flowers today but all seem to be male.

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« Reply #463 on: February 13, 2019, 02:55:48 AM »
Wow nice! You planted the two seeds in ground in direct sun? How tall is your tree?

If that's the case, then I'm really jealous!-:) ...I'm pampering mine like a significant other.. heheh

HAHAHAHA same here

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« Reply #464 on: February 13, 2019, 02:56:21 AM »
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #465 on: February 13, 2019, 05:04:06 PM »
Congrats! Yours grew and flowered a whole lot faster than mine. Sound like the secret is to get them in the ground early on. I think i left mine in a pot for 3 years. They do make a long tap root, so that might be part of the reason they like going in the ground young.
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #466 on: February 15, 2019, 07:00:45 PM »
This observation is only for Achachairu and Lemon Drop garcinias but I recently separated some just- sprouted seeds of both and even before the first leaves opened up those seeds had roots up to 6 inches(150 mm) long. Seeing that, I planted a lemon drop straight out in the ground and protected it by a wire cage with mulch banked against the cage for a little protection. I have 20 achachairu in tall Steuwe pots but wished I could have planted those seeds direct.

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #467 on: February 16, 2019, 01:10:08 PM »

5 year old tree in the Canary Islands. Southwest of La Gomera.
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« Reply #468 on: February 17, 2019, 01:28:04 AM »

5 year old tree in the Canary Islands. Southwest of La Gomera.

That's a good looking chicken you have there  ;D

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #469 on: February 17, 2019, 01:38:38 AM »
Chicken pen...smart move. I think I will borrow that idea myself. Thats a great looking Luc's. Good luck
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« Reply #470 on: February 17, 2019, 11:04:33 AM »
Mine has been flowering for the past 2 to 3 years, would set fruit but would drop them at before getting to 3/4 inch. This last fall, I gave is a huge dose of slow release nitrogen, and now it's holding over a dozen fruits, some the size of a golf ball. It's been flowering pretty much consistently about once every 6 weeks or so. Can't wait to finally taste one.
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« Reply #471 on: February 21, 2019, 01:37:03 AM »
I can't wait for your trees to finally hold fruit Cookie. I'm like Rip Van Winkle over here  ;)
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« Reply #472 on: February 21, 2019, 07:04:51 PM »
I can't wait for your trees to finally hold fruit Cookie. I'm like Rip Van Winkle over here  ;)

I second that

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #473 on: February 22, 2019, 12:09:12 AM »
anybody here tried foliar spray on Lucs garcenia tree, of around 3- 4 year old ,to push growth...?
if yes , kindly share ur experiences... :D

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« Reply #474 on: February 22, 2019, 11:36:15 AM »
My experience while keeping up with the thread headline.
I gave up on it. Slower than mangosteen, stays tiny forever it seems. Every few months gets completely overwhelmed by other vegetation. In my case not worth the effort, but maybe different story for someone planting in well maintained lawn.

 

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