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Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« on: April 30, 2015, 08:59:18 PM »
Russel's Sweet Garcinia has made it to the USA at last (I'm sure a few other people have them, but very few).

I feel privileged to have this plant in my possession.

I figured I'd make a thread dedicated to this garcinia variety...I plan to document the process of growing this fruit from seed to fruition...and long before the seedlings fruit, I plan to propagate them (grafting onto xanthochymus, or other rootstock)...with some good fortune, I can get started grafting them next year...but depends on how slow they grow.

this is the first seed (of several planted) to germinate.

more to come soon, stay tuned.




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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2015, 10:01:07 PM »
Nice, this is going to be a post to watch. Shall we start the line now for the grafted plant? Lol.  ;D

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2015, 10:36:22 PM »
Oh. My. God!

This seems too good to be true.  Whenever you get to propagating, I want in  8)
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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2015, 10:40:56 PM »
Congrats Adam, one of the garcinias had my eye on. Grafted plants of this... now you making us spoiled with future plants. I would love to be in the waiting list for a future plant.
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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2015, 10:52:53 PM »
although I can't make any promises (let's not count eggs before they hatch), I'm taking note of requests (on this thread...not via PM or email...too hard to keep track)

I will make sure to take care of friends and forum members before the general public!

another reason to join this forum, and participate in the discussion (rather than lurking)

I'm trying to bring some lurkers out of the shadows.  ;)

and I'm also trying to reward those who are the obsessed with rare fruit the most!

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2015, 11:32:13 PM »
Good job man, Think positive. YOU CAN DO IT  ;D


Put me on that list, Cant wait  ;D

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2015, 12:20:08 AM »
What! How dare you Accuse Bob407 of lurking, Him & I are rare annona peeping perverts; your snooty Garcinia doesnt have the bumps to excited us as Luc's Garcinia well define nipple's shadow!😜😝👅. Anyway congratulation for smuggling them in, we watch with envy your trials and tribulations!🌈🌅🌄🍻
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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2015, 05:24:24 AM »
Great work Adam I will be glued to this thread! Can't wait to see those first leaves!
One thing about this hobby is there are more species to excite us than a hundred lifetimes could contain!
I must say you are making a pretty fair go at it though ;) 8)
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2015, 05:44:07 AM »
2 parcels went to the US including one to the mainland and one of those 2 was generously endowed.There were many requests that could not be filled and I apologize to those people and will pursue it further next season.It is Jim Reeves who should be thanked.
Unlike many in the genus a male and female is needed.Lucs Mexican is in for a battle royale as this is the Mayweather of Garcinias. You'd hock up an achachairu in horror after trying this bad boy.It has the size,flesh and taste to really mix it.Good luck Saff.Did yours come from far west or from the near north?

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2015, 05:53:40 AM »






Feast your eyes on this fruit once again.If you have rats beware as they seem to have an unusual attraction to the seeds.A friend lost all 4 of his seeds in one night when rats broke in to his greenhouse and made  beeline for them.

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2015, 06:22:53 AM »






Feast your eyes on this fruit once again.If you have rats beware as they seem to have an unusual attraction to the seeds.A friend lost all 4 of his seeds in one night when rats broke in to his greenhouse and made  beeline for them.

Glad this is in the hands of some propagation masters and will spread now ;D ;D ;D
Thanks Mike for all your hard work Im glad there are still many custodians of precious overlooked and underknown fruits!
Maybe one day in the future we can see a head to head comparison Lucs VS Russels 8)
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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2015, 06:46:20 AM »
I don't know what this is BUT I WANT IT! NEED IT!!!!
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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2015, 08:07:47 AM »
Good one. Here's to hoping you get the yam leaf garcinia up and pumping out the fruit with your usual ruthless efficincy.

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2015, 08:11:20 AM »






Feast your eyes on this fruit once again.If you have rats beware as they seem to have an unusual attraction to the seeds.A friend lost all 4 of his seeds in one night when rats broke in to his greenhouse and made  beeline for them.

Glad this is in the hands of some propagation masters and will spread now ;D ;D ;D
Thanks Mike for all your hard work Im glad there are still many custodians of precious overlooked and underknown fruits!
Maybe one day in the future we can see a head to head comparison Lucs VS Russels 8)


My money will be on Luc's.

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2015, 08:17:18 AM »
I don't know that there will be much comparison, they seem like they are from two very different tribes of the garcinia family. I bet the taste and texture are miles apart, unlike comparing Lucs to Achachairu or Russells to Mundu.

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2015, 08:29:12 AM »
2 parcels went to the US including one to the mainland and one of those 2 was generously endowed.There were many requests that could not be filled and I apologize to those people and will pursue it further next season.It is Jim Reeves who should be thanked.
Unlike many in the genus a male and female is needed.Lucs Mexican is in for a battle royale as this is the Mayweather of Garcinias. You'd hock up an achachairu in horror after trying this bad boy.It has the size,flesh and taste to really mix it.Good luck Saff.Did yours come from far west or from the near north?

Mike

Sorry for my bad english,
When you wrote achachairu is horror, you mean that achachairu is very bad taste after eat the Russell sweet Garcinia, is it?
Thanks

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2015, 09:02:16 AM »
Ricardo it is just exaggerating in a joking way. Achachairu is quite acidic being a Rheedia style Garcinia. As BMc pointed out they should be compared to an Asian species with similar characteristics and American garcinias with each other.

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2015, 09:41:14 AM »
Ricardo it is just exaggerating in a joking way. Achachairu is quite acidic being a Rheedia style Garcinia. As BMc pointed out they should be compared to an Asian species with similar characteristics and American garcinias with each other.

ok, thanks
But in your opinion Russel Garcinia is better than achacha, right?

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2015, 09:58:15 AM »
Yes more flesh,less acid and a different taste really so it is hard to compare.

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2015, 10:55:58 AM »
2 parcels went to the US including one to the mainland and one of those 2 was generously endowed.There were many requests that could not be filled and I apologize to those people and will pursue it further next season.It is Jim Reeves who should be thanked.
Unlike many in the genus a male and female is needed.Lucs Mexican is in for a battle royale as this is the Mayweather of Garcinias. You'd hock up an achachairu in horror after trying this bad boy.It has the size,flesh and taste to really mix it.Good luck Saff.Did yours come from far west or from the near north?

I got them off ebay...sellers name was Dorgon.

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just kidding...North

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2015, 11:03:22 AM »
Nice. Add me to the wish list. Hope they grow fast for you. I'll save a spot in the greenhouse for a few years.

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2015, 11:15:40 AM »
I'm trying to figure out the best way to distribute this plant, being that it's dioecious, and we won't know which seedlings are male/female until years from now.

maybe it would be best to label each seedling that I have (with a number or name), so each person will know which seedling their tree came from.

then, after I separate the boys from the girls, (sometime around the year 2020  ??? ) I can figure out who needs male or female scions, and then I can mail them to be grafted?

I can't think of a better way...maybe someone can?

maybe by the time we figure out which is male or female, we will have the capability to clone them with ease?  it will be interesting to see if and when technological advances in the field of plant propagation will finally make grafting by humans obsolete   ;D

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2015, 11:52:06 AM »
Put me on the list!

Adam, you better crank up the garcinias anonymous thread.
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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2015, 02:16:22 PM »
I'd love to be on the list for this one as well, if it will survive here.

Mike, how tropical is the Russel's Garcinia?  is it one of the more ultra tropical plants like the mangosteen, or might it be able to survive in Southern CA (Zone 10b)?

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2015, 02:25:49 PM »
Please signs me up for the waiting list! Thanks,

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