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Brunei cherry producing commercially
« on: August 04, 2020, 01:01:59 PM »
Garcinia parvafolia is something Iíve been working on for probably 7 years. This is not the first time itís produced but the first credible commercial production where I could take it to my stall at the farmers market and sell several kg.
The pulp is sweet and appealing, this was not a hard introduction to make. On Borneo the locals dry the skin, powder it and use it as an ingredient in curries to give tang to the dish. Iíve had reports that the skins, blended with water and sugar makes a good juice drink. Most of my customers are eating the pulp and casting the skins away.
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Re: Brunei cherry producing commercially
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2020, 10:16:35 PM »
Garcinia parvafolia is something Iíve been working on for probably 7 years. This is not the first time itís produced but the first credible commercial production where I could take it to my stall at the farmers market and sell several kg.
The pulp is sweet and appealing, this was not a hard introduction to make. On Borneo the locals dry the skin, powder it and use it as an ingredient in curries to give tang to the dish. Iíve had reports that the skins, blended with water and sugar makes a good juice drink. Most of my customers are eating the pulp and casting the skins away.
Peter





Ive had problems when i try to look at the pictures uploaded by others in the forum. However i had heard about this fruit before and its amazing to know someone in central america is growing it, being so rare, cheers peter! Do you have plans on selling some seeds?

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Re: Brunei cherry producing commercially
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2020, 08:15:58 AM »
They look great.
Congrats on the successful crop.

I saw they share similar growth requirements to mangosteen.
How long did your tree take to fruit? ~5yrs?

I'm might consider adding this to my Garcinia collection.
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Re: Brunei cherry producing commercially
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2020, 09:11:51 AM »
Is this Garcinia dioecious?

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Re: Brunei cherry producing commercially
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2020, 01:49:08 PM »
They look great.
Congrats on the successful crop.

I saw they share similar growth requirements to mangosteen.
How long did your tree take to fruit? ~5yrs?

I'm might consider adding this to my Garcinia collection.

Dont think youíll be able to grow this ultra tropical in S. Florida any time soon my friend 😂

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Re: Brunei cherry producing commercially
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2020, 02:16:47 PM »
Mangosteen has been grown here successfully in a few different places. (so only a handful of trees)
I do admit, I wouldn't put in the time or money to make it work.

The biggest hurdle nowadays is soil, i was hoping G. parvafolia would be more tolerant of high phs soils

Do you know the cold tolerances or soil requirements.
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Re: Brunei cherry producing commercially
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2020, 03:13:25 PM »
Brunei cherry is not diocious.
They can fruit here in 5-6 years.  Like some other Asian garcinias they are very slow in the beginning.
While they can grow large eventually they start to produce while small, 2.5m height and about the same width.  Itís a beautiful tree!
I really donít know what the limits of tolerance might be.  My soil is 6.1ph and it doesnít get cold or extremely dry here.
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Re: Brunei cherry producing commercially
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2020, 03:21:05 PM »
Very cool Peter. The locals down there are lucky to have a grower like you nearby.

 

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