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Chandramohan

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Garcinia madruno from Trade Wind Fruits.
« on: February 12, 2020, 06:52:24 AM »
I have two plants from seeds I bought 5 years ago from Trade Wind Fruits as Garcinia madruno. When the plants were 2 years old, I thought the leaves looked like Garcinia intermedia, but much larger, so they might be a different Garcinia. I already had three fruiting Lemondrop mangosteen plants then. Now that one of the so called Garcinia madruno has fruited, I find that it is nothing but Garcinia intermedia!!! So it seems I have been taken for a ride by Trade Wind Fruits!!

Garcinia madruno fruit.

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Re: Garcinia madruno from Trade Wind Fruits.
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2020, 01:38:09 PM »
The seed middleman is just trying to sell seeds, they could have been duped by someone claiming to have G. Madruno for them , but being based in Northern California and no good idea what a G. Madruno seed looks like the mistaken identity was perpetuated.

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Re: Garcinia madruno from Trade Wind Fruits.
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 01:54:16 PM »
Very useful to know! Even good sources make mistakes sometimes.
Thanks for the heads up!

Just a side note Iíve also heard of Garcinia magnifolia being called Madruno or Madrono . It could be another case of common names mixing things up or literally lost in translation.

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Re: Garcinia madruno from Trade Wind Fruits.
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2020, 05:56:42 PM »
No doubt, this is not Garcinia madruno. I have two big native trees of Garcinia madruno in Colombia. Harvest time is about July.
In humid climate a big problem is infestationwith insects.
Today in Colombia this specie do not have any commercial value in the fruit market, as mangosteen is quite easier in cultivation
and higher production. Sorry, but it is a specie in decline.

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Manfred Harrer

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Re: Garcinia madruno from Trade Wind Fruits.
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 05:02:11 AM »
The sad part is all the effort of 5 years gone to waste! I am lucky to have G.magnifolia from Oscar and G. madruno from 'Zambezi'.

 

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