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Garcinia prainiana (cherapu/button mangosteen)
« on: August 07, 2012, 08:00:13 PM »
Hi,

Is this a correct picture of Garcinia prainiana (cherapu/button mangosteen)?



I also wonder if anyone knows how it taste and if you eat the skin too?

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Re: Garcinia prainiana (cherapu/button mangosteen)
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 12:10:14 AM »
Looks right. Haven't tasted them yet, hope to this year. Warren (Fruitguy) has tasted them and liked them. As i recall he said they had a kind of tangerine taste? The peel is not eaten.
There is a section about them in Whitman's book 5 Decades with Tropical Fruits. He fruited them in Florida.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2012, 02:07:33 AM by fruitlovers »
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Re: Garcinia prainiana (cherapu/button mangosteen)
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2012, 10:51:09 AM »
Those look good! I need to get me Garcinia prainiana tree!
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Re: Garcinia prainiana (cherapu/button mangosteen)
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 12:45:12 PM »
Thanks Oscar. I was glad to discover from that picture that the seeds are not clingy like G. madruno. I am not so fond of eating/sucking the fruit flesh around seeds.

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