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Re: any other fruit resemble the taste of Mangosteen
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2020, 06:56:54 PM »
The H-Mart in Arcadia has mangosteen sometimes. It is $10.99/ lbs. One bag is usually  about 2 lbs. Worse than the price is the quality. 30% of the bag is rotten. I bought 4 bags and threw away a lot of it.
I ate a lot of them growing up in Asia, but according to my mon it is hard to find mangosteen now in the local market. Farmers converted their land into more economical fruit to grow, like grapes, or sell the land to the property builder.
 There is no other fruit that really ressemble mangosteen, except some really exotic fruit from the deep forest in Indonesia, like Matoa, and some other I don't even know the names. But they are even harder to grow than mangosteen.

exactly, expensive and not that fresh. you killed my hope.

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Re: any other fruit resemble the taste of Mangosteen
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2020, 06:58:05 PM »
They are VERY different fruits.  But lemon drop can fruit small at 3í and stay small.
Garcinia is a genus with many edible fruits, some similar to each other but none really like mangosteen.
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good to know about the small size. though not resemble Mangosteen. I am interested to try it after all the responses.

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Re: any other fruit resemble the taste of Mangosteen
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2020, 07:01:47 PM »
I know nothing nothing matches the taste of purple mangosteen but I believe the original poster is looking for whatís second best that they can grow in their climate.

I shared a bunch of ripe, maybe just slightly over ripe Jaboticabas with some friends and several members including myself felt that there was some resemblance in sweetness, flavor and texture to purple mangosteen. Iím not saying itís an exact match, but itís the closest thing that I have tasted that compares to the real deal.

I want to say it was the red Hybrid but it could have also been Sabara or Grimal.

Simon

Thank you Simon. You get me correct. I miss Mangosteen, but don't want to pay the market price for fruit that's not even very fresh.

Do you know whether Jaboticabas will do well with low summer heat? climate looks like the image.


 


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Re: any other fruit resemble the taste of Mangosteen
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2020, 07:32:15 PM »
9waters seller Etsy has lemon drop mangosteen.  I've ordered a ton of seedlings from this guy, including lemon drop mangosteen, and they are always in great shape.  They used to be cheaper though, his prices seem to have gone up about 50% recently.  Maybe low inventory, I don't see nearly as many varieties as last year. 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/561270819/lemon-drop-mangosteen-garcinia


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Re: any other fruit resemble the taste of Mangosteen
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2020, 08:24:07 PM »
Grape variety ,,Moldova,, tastes almost identical in flavor and sweeteness with mangosteen.The texture its different ,obviously but the grapes have a better texture than mangosteen without the chevy part around the seed the mangosteen has .
Same identical floral perfume like flavor but a good flavor like mangosteen has not too much flavor like lychees.

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Re: any other fruit resemble the taste of Mangosteen
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2020, 01:29:01 AM »
9waters seller Etsy has lemon drop mangosteen.  I've ordered a ton of seedlings from this guy, including lemon drop mangosteen, and they are always in great shape.  They used to be cheaper though, his prices seem to have gone up about 50% recently.  Maybe low inventory, I don't see nearly as many varieties as last year. 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/561270819/lemon-drop-mangosteen-garcinia

Thank you Brian. looks like an interesting store to check out. :)

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Re: any other fruit resemble the taste of Mangosteen
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2020, 01:30:04 AM »
Grape variety ,,Moldova,, tastes almost identical in flavor and sweeteness with mangosteen.The texture its different ,obviously but the grapes have a better texture than mangosteen without the chevy part around the seed the mangosteen has .
Same identical floral perfume like flavor but a good flavor like mangosteen has not too much flavor like lychees.

Never tried Moldova, but I feel like I have to get one.

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Re: any other fruit resemble the taste of Mangosteen
« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2020, 01:58:44 AM »


Where did you get your lemondrop mangosteen? locally? I haven't really see temperature drop below 30F. sounds doable.
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It was an impulse buy on Et sy, but TT has these as well. They also have very small seedlings on amzn.

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Re: any other fruit resemble the taste of Mangosteen
« Reply #33 on: June 22, 2020, 03:31:28 PM »
I know nothing nothing matches the taste of purple mangosteen but I believe the original poster is looking for whatís second best that they can grow in their climate.

I shared a bunch of ripe, maybe just slightly over ripe Jaboticabas with some friends and several members including myself felt that there was some resemblance in sweetness, flavor and texture to purple mangosteen. Iím not saying itís an exact match, but itís the closest thing that I have tasted that compares to the real deal.

I want to say it was the red Hybrid but it could have also been Sabara or Grimal.

Simon

Thank you Simon. You get me correct. I miss Mangosteen, but don't want to pay the market price for fruit that's not even very fresh.

Do you know whether Jaboticabas will do well with low summer heat? climate looks like the image.


 


I donít know too much about Jaboticabas but your temperature chart looks like it should be fine for Jabs.

Simon

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Re: any other fruit resemble the taste of Mangosteen
« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2020, 03:55:00 PM »


Where did you get your lemondrop mangosteen? locally? I haven't really see temperature drop below 30F. sounds doable.

It was an impulse buy on Et sy, but TT has these as well. They also have very small seedlings on amzn.
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Thanks Vigo. I found seedlings on etsy.

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Re: any other fruit resemble the taste of Mangosteen
« Reply #35 on: June 22, 2020, 03:55:56 PM »
I know nothing nothing matches the taste of purple mangosteen but I believe the original poster is looking for whatís second best that they can grow in their climate.

I shared a bunch of ripe, maybe just slightly over ripe Jaboticabas with some friends and several members including myself felt that there was some resemblance in sweetness, flavor and texture to purple mangosteen. Iím not saying itís an exact match, but itís the closest thing that I have tasted that compares to the real deal.

I want to say it was the red Hybrid but it could have also been Sabara or Grimal.

Simon

Thank you Simon. You get me correct. I miss Mangosteen, but don't want to pay the market price for fruit that's not even very fresh.

Do you know whether Jaboticabas will do well with low summer heat? climate looks like the image.


 


I donít know too much about Jaboticabas but your temperature chart looks like it should be fine for Jabs.

Simon

Thanks Simon. I will see if I can get a big tree from a S Cal deliver, or else I will try get a little seedling.

 

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