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Luc,I grow them I find them to be sloooow, specially the first few years! One new leaf now and then! I also grow bacupari miudo (garcinia brasiliensis) and this one is not in a hurry, at all! Extra sloooooooooooooow in the juvenile stage! However, when they become adult, it is everbearing. My friend has a tree and every time I see it, it has flowers and ripe fruit hanging all year around, here in Fort Myers.
I've noticed, that some (young) plants do not grow a single inch, or grow very slow, if they don't get enough sun. Maybe this could be the case with this garcinia??
Felipe and Luc,I am not sure about the sun theory. My trees get plenty of sun. I would go for the root development theory. It seems like after 2 to 3 years they get out of their juvenile stage and start growing.
Quote from: Berto on August 06, 2012, 04:50:17 PMFelipe and Luc,I am not sure about the sun theory. My trees get plenty of sun. I would go for the root development theory. It seems like after 2 to 3 years they get out of their juvenile stage and start growing. All my other Garcinias are basically in full sun even the mangosteens and are doing really well.
Here, the equation below applies... HOT (+35C) + DRY AIR + SUN = Burnt Garcinias...
I have 4 lots of Garcinia gardneriana from 4 sources.Two lots have large leaves and two have smaller leaves.I saw pix of the fruit and both forms seem to be garneriana or very similar.My question is does anyone know if there actually is a large and small leafed form of this species?
ok now i'm convinced this tree is different than me G. intermedia.the fruit had a different shape...and is largerso my only guess now is gardneriana (as it was originally labeled)