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Garcinia Lateriflora
« on: September 14, 2012, 12:16:40 PM »
Can anyone tell me about this fruit and tree and can it be grown in a 25 gal container? Also cold tolerance if any, thanks

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Re: Garcinia Lateriflora
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2012, 04:36:50 PM »
Where are all the garcinia folks??????????     

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Re: Garcinia Lateriflora
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2012, 04:44:15 PM »
Hi,

I know a few people growing achachairu, but I don't know anyone who has a fruiting one in a pot. My largest one in a pot is about 6t tall. No flowers yet. That plant didn't get harmed at all by a few hours of sub-freezing temperatures in January. I am sure others will chime in soon.

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Re: Garcinia Lateriflora
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2012, 04:58:24 PM »
I know of only one gent that has mentioned openly that he is growing lateriflora (not laterifolia) so hopefully 'Fruitguy' will see this.

I'd say give it a try in the pot plus it is probably pretty hardy by FL. standards.

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Re: Garcinia Lateriflora
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2012, 05:22:52 PM »
Hi,

I know a few people growing achachairu, but I don't know anyone who has a fruiting one in a pot. My largest one in a pot is about 6t tall. No flowers yet. That plant didn't get harmed at all by a few hours of sub-freezing temperatures in January. I am sure others will chime in soon.

Tomas

Garcinia lateriflora is not achachairu, it is an old world garcinia from Phillippines, not a South American rheedia. Seeds were introduced into Florida by Dr. Coronel of University of Phillippines, Los Banos campus. There are a few people in Florida, including Warren (Fruitguy) growing it.
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Re: Garcinia Lateriflora
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2020, 10:42:16 AM »
This is an old thread, that I just read, and hope someone is still paying attention to it.  I have a 9 yr old Garcinia lateriflora growing in the ground, located just south of Palm Bay, Fl  It is doing quite well, is about 8' high, but has not flowered.  How old do they need to be to flower and produce fruit?

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Re: Garcinia Lateriflora
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2020, 02:55:11 PM »
I grow and have in production g. lateriflora.
In the first place these trees are diocious, normally you would need male and female trees for fruit.
At about 3m tall I got flowers and fruit off the female tree.  For me it can produce twice a year, potentially.
The tree, especially with the bright, dark fruits contrasting with the mangosteen like foliage is very beautiful.
The fruit has a complex taste that we describe as being pear-like but finishes a little too acidic to eat very much at a time.
Peter

 

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