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mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« on: June 03, 2017, 10:08:52 PM »



mangosteen seedlings just arrived. so excited!




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Re: mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2017, 10:16:00 PM »
Looks pretty healthy!
I'm currently have 3 Mangosteen Seedlings in the Hydroponic System .
Hope they grow well for you , Where did you get them ?

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Re: mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2017, 10:32:46 PM »
It is so difficult to find anyone selling mangosteen plants and willing to ship.

These came from Puerto Rico.

It's a little easier to find the seeds for sale, but mangosteen seeds have a short viability time and the seeds may not survive by the time they make it to you. And you don't really know if the seller is selling fresh seeds that have just been harvested from the fruits, so it's easy to waste time and money trying to grow seeds that will not sprout. You can of course try planting seeds from the fruit if you can find it at an oriental market, but they have probably been irradiated (or previously refrigerated for long periods of time) and are no longer viable.

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Re: mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2017, 10:34:19 AM »
Pretty little trees, congratulations! I'm giving one a go too, still quite small.

Just picked up some mangosteen fruits from the farmers market. Delicious! Really hope I can fruit this one.

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Re: mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2017, 10:53:54 AM »
There is  expensive on eBay , Saw a small seedling for $179 about 6" Tall.

Yours look Very healthy, Good Luck growing them .

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Re: mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2017, 10:54:40 AM »
There is  expensive on eBay , Saw a small seedling for $179 about 6" Tall.

Yours look Very healthy, Good Luck growing them .

Ed .
Where in Miami do they sell Mangosteen fruit ?

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Re: mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2017, 04:40:30 PM »



I had ordered some Mangosteen seeds from eBay , most of them germinated , I put 3 in the Hydroponics system to compare the growth to the others ..

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Re: mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2017, 05:32:36 PM »
I'm using a red LED grow light (36 watts, 660 nanometer wavelength) and the little plants are in a large white plastic container covered with a large clear plastic garbage bag to hold in the moisture. There is also a small open container of water inside next to the plants to help make sure the humidity levels within the enclosure do not go down. Occasionally I take the plants outside in the sun, but only when the temperature is above 70 °F, and for no more than 2½ hours at a time. (This is in the Pacific Northwest and right now the air temperatures are still pretty cool and fairly humid, there is no way I'd expose these young plants to any amount of full sun if they were in Southern California)

When I do take them outside, I always make sure to give them just a little bit of water before and right after to make sure the soil is moist. I do not plan on taking them outside later in the summer when the outside air starts becoming drier. 70 degrees is still fairly cool, but at 80 degrees I think there would be much more of a risk of drying out in the sun. Although it's true mangosteen likes higher temperatures, that is only if humidity levels are very high. I read the optimal minimum temperature for growing mangosteen starts at 77 °F. I think the small plants will grow faster in more light, but this is only assuming there is enough soil moisture and constant humidity to prevent them from drying out. Since these optimal conditions usually don't exist, I think that is the reason why small mangosteen plants usually cannot handle high levels of light.

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Re: mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2017, 06:57:33 PM »
Do the seeds in my Hydroponic look like Mangosteen?
Some are says there not Mangosteen, got them on eBay so I could be possible I got scammed , I never had a fresh Mangosteen to compare what the seeds look like .

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Re: mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2017, 07:04:25 PM »
Do the seeds in my Hydroponic look like Mangosteen?
Some are says there not Mangosteen, got them on eBay so I could be possible I got scammed , I never had a fresh Mangosteen to compare what the seeds look like .

Thanks Ed

The seeds look like some kind of diospyros species.

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Re: mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2017, 07:05:30 PM »
They did not to me.  Mangosteen seeds are not smooth like that...nor do they rise up with the seed coat.

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Re: mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2017, 07:10:26 PM »
Got to get my hands on some Fresh Mangosteen fruit .
Thanks Fellas ! ..

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Re: mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2017, 08:05:04 PM »
Here are some pics from today.

Mangosteens



Mangosteen seeds


It is difficult to completely clean them, as the fruit flesh is full of fibers around the seed. The color and texture appear different than what you have.

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Re: mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2017, 08:29:32 PM »
Yea I think I'm going to pull them out , Doesn't look like your seeds .

Thanks for the Picture!

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Re: mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2017, 09:15:51 PM »
Yea I think I'm going to pull them out , Doesn't look like your seeds .

Thanks for the Picture!

Ed

You are welcome. I had to eat one to take those pics for you. It was worth it.

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Re: mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2017, 12:42:01 AM »
I would try to grow it to see what it becomes. In all probability I might be wrong here, but a thought occurred to me: What if it doesn't look like a normal mangosteen seed because—hear my silly theory out—it is a real seed? Normally mangosteens don't form real seeds; they actually form apomictic bodies, adventitious embryos, hypocotyl tubercles—whatever word you want to use for them. But if mangosteen was pollinated by some other compatible garcinia species in the vacinity—which is not unlikely for many rare plant collectors—it could potentially lead to the formation of an actual seed. Look at the appearance of the seeds in "Mexican Mangosteen" for example. That seed in the picture from EvilFruit doesn't look entirely different from the seeds of other mangosteen species I have seen pictures of. This is all wild speculation and I'm probably totally wrong here, but it could be something to bear in mind.

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Re: mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2017, 07:08:08 AM »
Thanks I'll leave them in until they sprout and could be better identified.

Thanks again !
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Re: mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2017, 09:09:50 AM »



mangosteen seedlings just arrived. so excited!

Where in Puerto Rico did you order from?  I live next door on St. Croix and would love to order some seedlings!

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Re: mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2017, 09:30:54 AM »
Send me a PM or give me your email and I'll put you in touch with them.

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Re: mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2017, 05:27:31 PM »
Why don't you guys try to grow sweet Garcinia indica and Garcinia hombroniana (seashore mangosteen) ?.

These two species should do better and might fruit in your areas (Florida and SoCal).
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Re: mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2017, 11:21:12 AM »
Ok the so called Mangosteen seeds sprouted, Can anyone identify I
What they are ? Before I pull them out ?

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Re: mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2017, 12:01:06 PM »
Maybe some type of annona?  I wouldn't pull them out.  I would make sure nobody else ordered "mangosteen" seeds from that guy though.

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Re: mangosteen seedlings just arrived
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2017, 01:48:06 PM »
My seedlings are not doing so well:



Although the small one grew a little taller:



These have been inside a humidity controlled enclosure under LED grow lights.

The two on the right (first picture) with the yellowing leaves, I brought outside three different times when it started to get warmer, for periods not exceeding one and a half hours. The smaller plant I used as a control and did not bring outside. Well obviously the mangosteen seedlings do not like being outside, even for very short periods of time. The air was fairly cool and humid so I'm pretty sure it was not because they dried out. Perhaps sunburn? The temperatures when I brought them outside ranged from 64 to 72 F. But even the seedling that did not go outside seemed to suffer some slight reddening of some of its leaves.
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