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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2015, 02:33:47 PM »
Hi Saff, please put me on the list for this amazing Garcinia!
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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2015, 02:36:25 PM »
I would imagine you should graft the trees before selling. That way they will be ready to go. I believe you could charge more too. Lol.

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2015, 03:17:50 PM »
Hi Adam.  You know I want in on this :)

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2015, 04:07:41 PM »
Adam, I am in, too. Great the seeds got to someone who is able to spread this gem even before fruiting.
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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2015, 04:26:09 PM »
I have a feeling that MikeT will be more likely to have the ability to fill all these requests, long before I will!

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2015, 05:54:03 PM »
That single sprout suddenly has a lot expected of it.BMc has a tree in Brisbane I believe and it appears they are not ultra tropical like a durian or mangosteen.

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2015, 07:04:15 PM »






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.


That could explain why I have been missing so much of my Luc's seeds (blame on Aliens) & had to redouble orders to meet the season class trial!  Rats left them alone for years! Now I just have to figure how to mount a night vision on my Gamo .22 for a night of mosquitoes squatting; these rats are outsmarting my zappers! Too bad russell garcinia is too cold sensitive, perhaps Adam being two hours north can breed line for subtropic in twent five years or so!😁
« Last Edit: May 01, 2015, 11:30:48 PM by Coconut »
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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2015, 07:10:33 PM »
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.

I don't think they're different tribes, i think they are different genus: Garcinia and Rheedia. Just cause some lazy desk bound taxonomist deciced to lump them together doesn't mean they're not different.
Anyway, comparisons are odious. (Famous line from Dharma Bums.) It's not really going to be which one is better, but which one do you personally happen to like more?
« Last Edit: May 01, 2015, 07:13:12 PM by fruitlovers »
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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2015, 07:16:21 PM »
These garcinias seem to be fine in the sub tropics if they are in Brisbane.The local rats are really something else and called white tailed rats or Uromys.They make short work of coconuts.It does seem however that the culprit may well have the the standard old black rat.A fruit growing enthusiast bent on revenge and identifying the perpetrator with certainty assures me he will have the last laugh.I recently lost a big batch of Matisia seeds left outside to dry a bit.Seed fragments were flung around with abandon and it was the seed equivalent of a massacre.Every one of maybe 60 chupa chupa seeds were compromised and all were casualties.

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2015, 07:37:10 PM »
I am also interested whenever these become available. thanks!

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2015, 11:36:02 AM »
Finally! Found this post after looking around for Russelís Sweet. Count me in for a male-female pair of grafted trees when theyíre ready, Adam. I canít afford to miss this one in my collection!

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2015, 11:59:23 AM »
Finally! Found this post after looking around for Russelís Sweet. Count me in for a male-female pair of grafted trees when theyíre ready, Adam. I canít afford to miss this one in my collection!

MikeT is the true source for these...I'm really just a guy who has some seeds germinating...

so far I noticed some of the ungerminated seeds are dying...(maybe it was too hot in the greenhouse...i'm sure they could have easily seen temps of about 105F briefly)...regardless, I see at least two seeds that have germinated, and looks like there could be a few more to germinate.

if i can keep them alive, i will propagate them for sure!

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #37 on: May 31, 2015, 12:13:45 PM »
Nice! We gotta keep these in circulation.

Mike, would you happen to have more seeds?

I wonder how readily it would hybridize with fellow Garcinias (or even Rheedias). It might be the next big thing if we could get something on par with (or better than) the purple mangosteen, itself a hybrid. Personally, I'd like to shoot for something with an edible rind (like Luc's Rheedia), but maybe that's asking too much.

At the very least, if it cross-pollinates readily with other Garcinias, that might take care of the seedless females most people have, though that would be a step backward in propagating the pure species. With something this rare, propagating it pure is the highest priority.

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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.

Considering that rats will eat anything that a human does (though admittedly not necessarily the other way around), I wonder what that might mean for seed edibility, human-wise. Maybe it's good as a nut? Has anyone ever tried?
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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2015, 04:22:44 AM »
I can try to get more next season but there are no guarantees as I will need to rely on the goodwill of others.I kept only 4 seeds and they have not germinated.The rest were sent east from here.I can take comfort in the fact I have a male and female tree.
Maybe there is a low germination rate and not many will sprout.

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2015, 09:39:27 AM »
I can try to get more next season but there are no guarantees as I will need to rely on the goodwill of others.I kept only 4 seeds and they have not germinated.The rest were sent east from here.I can take comfort in the fact I have a male and female tree.
Maybe there is a low germination rate and not many will sprout.

Mike,

Keep up the good work.

Best of luck.

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #40 on: October 06, 2015, 02:56:48 PM »
got 2 seedlings to survive!  One for me, and one for the voice in my head that tells me to collect Garcinias (two of each type, Noah's Ark style!)



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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #41 on: October 06, 2015, 03:23:49 PM »
got 2 seedlings to survive!  One for me, and one for the voice in my head that tells me to collect Garcinias (two of each type, Noah's Ark style!)




Very nice, any plans to try some grafting experiments  :)?
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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #42 on: October 06, 2015, 04:00:15 PM »
thanks Nullz,

yes I plan to experiment as soon as they are large enough to donate some scion wood.

lol by the year 2020?
got 2 seedlings to survive!  One for me, and one for the voice in my head that tells me to collect Garcinias (two of each type, Noah's Ark style!)




Very nice, any plans to try some grafting experiments  :)?

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #43 on: October 06, 2015, 04:14:11 PM »
Hi Adam,

I hope luck is on your side so you have one male and one female.

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #44 on: October 06, 2015, 05:23:49 PM »
I had one a few years ago, and it didn't make it through the winter in an unheated greenhouse, who knows, I could have watered it too much and the cold took it down.

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #45 on: October 06, 2015, 07:11:10 PM »
sounds interesting adam. I'm game for seeds if they ever become available.

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #46 on: October 07, 2015, 04:15:41 AM »
One of mine came up immediately and another just now about 7 months later.A 2020 Garcinia dating service in the US might be needed.

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #47 on: October 07, 2015, 06:52:14 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.
ah, I thought from previous reading on the forum that Luc's and Achachairu were the same thing.

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #48 on: October 07, 2015, 11:54:10 AM »
Aloha
Mike, we can arrange oversea plant affair. No protection...raw dawg
We got four sprouted here!   Chhheeeeeeeyyyyyaaaaoooooozzzzzaaaazzz!!!

One of mine came up immediately and another just now about 7 months later.A 2020 Garcinia dating service in the US might be needed.

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Re: Russel's Sweet Garcinia in the USA at last
« Reply #49 on: October 07, 2015, 03:32:45 PM »
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.
ah, I thought from previous reading on the forum that Luc's and Achachairu were the same thing.

Achachairu is native to Bolivia. Luc's fruit is native to Mexico, and found growing wild in Puerto Vallarta area. Luc has posted comparison photo and the achachairu is a much smaller fruit.
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