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Mike T

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No ordinary Garcinia dulcis
« on: November 20, 2020, 09:34:15 PM »
This morning while checking out what is around the parks and streets and monitoring where things are at some fruit were collected. othing special was seen.



Some G.dulcis and achachairus were around and look alright.





A roadside Garcinia caught my eye and it was unlike he dulcis and xanthochymus trees I had been looking at an hour earlier. It had big leaves that really hung down.







And fruit also



Wow these fruit are really good and better than other dulcis I have tried being sweet and peach like.This is how dulcis got its name the elusive truly sweet dulcis. A lucky find from a seeds out a car window maybe 30 years ago.It wasn't planted and is competing with native trees for sun and space.

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Re: No ordinary Garcinia dulcis
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2020, 10:27:32 PM »
Sounds great Mike!

Now how do I get my hand on some seeds? ; )

Is g. dulcis dioecious by the way?


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Re: No ordinary Garcinia dulcis
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2020, 11:19:45 PM »
Russell sweet is dioecious and dulcis is mono. Unlike say xanthochymus whuich are pretty standard dulcis comes in a variety of forms most noticeable by differing foliage and there is also a spectrum of fruit taste from sour to sweet. Proper sweet ones are much less common that sweet/sour. I only got a few fruit so don't have many seeds. I can get loads of seeds of the sweet/sour types.

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Re: No ordinary Garcinia dulcis
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2020, 11:20:09 PM »
Mike,

I'd like my foot in the door, too, so add me, please, to a want list if you get some seeds for this unusually sweet G. dulcis.

Cheers!

Paul M.
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Re: No ordinary Garcinia dulcis
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2020, 11:40:02 PM »
I know where it is now so will return to he scene of the crime. What struck me is how handsome the tree and its surrounding off spring of fruiting age were. The conical form and hanging foliage with a purplish bar on young petioles was a bit different from standard dulcis I looked at earlier today.

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Re: No ordinary Garcinia dulcis
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2020, 06:56:16 AM »
Wow, those look awesome.  Garcinias have been extremely hardy and easy to grow here.  I have several seedlings of G.Dulcis from 4 different sources from around the globe, I know 1 is supposedly sweet but time will tell. Finally tasted ACHACHA and itís as good as the hype. Thanks again!

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Re: No ordinary Garcinia dulcis
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2020, 09:02:59 AM »
Those look real nice!

Sade should update her song, "this is no ordinary garcinia, no ordinary garcinia..."

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Re: No ordinary Garcinia dulcis
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2020, 04:39:20 AM »
You're a smooth operator Rob and I haven't forgotten the passionfruit.

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Re: No ordinary Garcinia dulcis
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2020, 10:13:54 AM »
Mike you must live in one of the most fabulous places-

Unfortunately haven't made it up to Cairns in my travels but you have made me want to put it on the list.

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Re: No ordinary Garcinia dulcis
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2020, 05:56:16 PM »
Mike you must live in one of the most fabulous places-

Unfortunately haven't made it up to Cairns in my travels but you have made me want to put it on the list.

There is an area of far north queensland that is a bit of an exotic fruit mecca, basically from tully in the south to bloomfield in the north.  A few of the best areas within this region for exotic fruits are tully, innisfail and babinda areas, whyanbeel to the north of cairns and the daintree and bloomfield areas.  Some of these areas ie tully, babinda and the daintree average over 4000mm rain per year, this along with a tropical humid environment with a long history of exotic fruit growing make it pretty special.

 

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