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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #375 on: February 14, 2018, 01:48:19 AM »
I've had a couple that looked worse than yours Mango Stein...and they bounced back, albeit very slowly (in true Luc's fashion.) Chris
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« Reply #376 on: February 14, 2018, 06:26:02 PM »
Look's like my 2-foot tall plant is about to die, from root rot I think.
Probably because I watered it too much... 9L every evening. But the weather has been so hot and also it is on a raised mound.
Has some shade cloth above it.


They don't need a lot of water , actually they are very hard to kill , years ago I planted about 500 in a huge tub , left them under a longan and kinda ignored them . All grew well were transplanted and sold .
Don't forget that here in their natural habitat they don't get any rain for at least 8 months , just a little TLC will not hurt  ...
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« Reply #377 on: February 15, 2018, 03:39:09 PM »
how many years to fruit from seeds and how they are cold hardy(can they grow in a. cherimoia area with few nights of -2 during the winter?

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« Reply #378 on: February 15, 2018, 04:03:47 PM »
how many years to fruit from seeds and how they are cold hardy(can they grow in a. cherimoia area with few nights of -2 during the winter?
I'm growing them in middle Italy(Ancona) with no issues, they are just covered from the cold wind and less than 1 year old, so for sure you won't have problems in your place.
I did plant the seeds directly on the ground in may/june last year and have been growing happily without any shade cloth.

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« Reply #379 on: March 09, 2018, 10:56:19 PM »
Hi all, I'm new to the forum. I've enjoyed reading this thread. Exciting to see how close several people are to having fruiting trees. I wanted to share this grafted Luc's I got from Adam that just took.
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« Reply #380 on: March 11, 2018, 11:23:50 AM »
Nice!

I had been selling some of the trees as pre-healed, which means I graft them and immediately send them to my customer to heal...the Garcinias have had surprisingly high success rate. 

I hope they grow very well for you, it's nice to be able to propagate this tree without waiting for seeds.

thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #381 on: March 11, 2018, 11:34:46 AM »
Nice!

I had been selling some of the trees as pre-healed, which means I graft them and immediately send them to my customer to heal...the Garcinias have had surprisingly high success rate. 

I hope they grow very well for you, it's nice to be able to propagate this tree without waiting for seeds.

thanks for sharing!

Hi all, I'm new to the forum. I've enjoyed reading this thread. Exciting to see how close several people are to having fruiting trees. I wanted to share this grafted Luc's I got from Adam that just took.
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What rootstock are you using?

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #382 on: March 13, 2018, 01:48:23 AM »

Nearly 4 years old and 2 metres tall but growing well .No flowers yet



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« Reply #383 on: March 13, 2018, 08:16:49 AM »
Do they look a strongly acidic soil? What is theis ideal pH range?
My little seedlings grow sooooo slowly and their youngest leaves look chlorotic quite decolored, whitish despite i treatet them with iron chelate
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« Reply #384 on: April 07, 2018, 06:19:30 PM »





This flower looks female, no?

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« Reply #385 on: April 07, 2018, 07:57:58 PM »
This was grafted 2nd week of December by Adam.

Growing nicely.



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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #386 on: April 08, 2018, 02:00:36 AM »





This flower looks female, no?
Yes, either female or hermaphrodite.
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« Reply #387 on: April 08, 2018, 02:21:06 AM »
To yet see that kind if would set fruit , would be a blessing as see no pollinators

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« Reply #388 on: April 08, 2018, 01:03:56 PM »
Yep. Mine has been doing that for a couple of years now but it never hangs onto the fruit. It flowers reasonably well, with dozens of female flowers several times a year. However, I have but one fruit that is currently hanging -- about an inch in width. Hoping it hangs on. Let us know if yours actually sticks around.
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« Reply #389 on: April 08, 2018, 01:16:03 PM »
I'll keep my fingers crossed.  My tree definitely is putting on some decent size.  About 1 1/2 feet above my head at the central leader.  Silver dollar thickness of the trunk at the base.  I think it could support a couple of fruit. 

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« Reply #390 on: April 08, 2018, 03:15:23 PM »
How old is the tree? Mine started flowering at about 6 - 7 years old.

I'll keep my fingers crossed.  My tree definitely is putting on some decent size.  About 1 1/2 feet above my head at the central leader.  Silver dollar thickness of the trunk at the base.  I think it could support a couple of fruit. 

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #391 on: April 08, 2018, 03:55:51 PM »
I had thought it was older, but Seadation and I tentatively dated it back to 5 years old from seed.

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #392 on: April 08, 2018, 05:28:31 PM »
I remember seadation offering me a tree but I had 30 seedlings that had sprouted. I got my seeds in 2013. If your tree came from the same batch, 2013 is right.
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« Reply #393 on: April 09, 2018, 10:36:54 AM »
Holy cow, that's fast. You must be feeding it well.

I had thought it was older, but Seadation and I tentatively dated it back to 5 years old from seed.
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« Reply #394 on: April 09, 2018, 05:32:21 PM »
Holy cow, that's fast. You must be feeding it well.

I had thought it was older, but Seadation and I tentatively dated it back to 5 years old from seed.
Either that or there is a mistake in his records? My guess it that there is a mistake.
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #395 on: April 09, 2018, 09:49:23 PM »
Definitely a big a** tree for 5 years. Looks more like 8-10 years! I've seen a couple ~10 year old ones that look similar, one in PR and one in FL

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« Reply #396 on: April 10, 2018, 09:04:40 AM »
Holy cow, that's fast. You must be feeding it well.

I had thought it was older, but Seadation and I tentatively dated it back to 5 years old from seed.
Either that or there is a mistake in his records? My guess it that there is a mistake.

I did some research through old photo's and text.  Confirmed my tree is in fact a 2013 seedling.  Seadation gave me the small seedling August 3 2013.  I planted it right away in ground.  It is in an area of my yard that has better soil than the rest of my yard.  In an area where the previous homeowner kept pigs and chickens, topsoil is black, and gets irrigation.  It is planted between 3 mango trees and a Mulberry, getting 70-80% filtered sunlight, 20-30% direct sunlight for most of its life.  I give it some slow release fertilizer, and occasional foliar sprays of the "Patrick mix" ( chelated Iron, Southern Ag citrus spray, occasionally mixed with foliage pro). 

Obviously it is happy where it is planted.  Seems like a synergistic effect of proper sunlight, water, food, and genetics.
 

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #397 on: April 10, 2018, 11:47:58 PM »
Holy cow, that's fast. You must be feeding it well.

I had thought it was older, but Seadation and I tentatively dated it back to 5 years old from seed.
Either that or there is a mistake in his records? My guess it that there is a mistake.

I did some research through old photo's and text.  Confirmed my tree is in fact a 2013 seedling.  Seadation gave me the small seedling August 3 2013.  I planted it right away in ground.  It is in an area of my yard that has better soil than the rest of my yard.  In an area where the previous homeowner kept pigs and chickens, topsoil is black, and gets irrigation.  It is planted between 3 mango trees and a Mulberry, getting 70-80% filtered sunlight, 20-30% direct sunlight for most of its life.  I give it some slow release fertilizer, and occasional foliar sprays of the "Patrick mix" ( chelated Iron, Southern Ag citrus spray, occasionally mixed with foliage pro). 

Obviously it is happy where it is planted.  Seems like a synergistic effect of proper sunlight, water, food, and genetics.
OK, but how old was that seedling when you got it? They grow very slowly at first, so even a small seedling can be a lot older than appears.
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« Reply #398 on: April 11, 2018, 12:53:33 PM »
Holy cow, that's fast. You must be feeding it well.

I had thought it was older, but Seadation and I tentatively dated it back to 5 years old from seed.
Either that or there is a mistake in his records? My guess it that there is a mistake.

I did some research through old photo's and text.  Confirmed my tree is in fact a 2013 seedling.  Seadation gave me the small seedling August 3 2013.  I planted it right away in ground.  It is in an area of my yard that has better soil than the rest of my yard.  In an area where the previous homeowner kept pigs and chickens, topsoil is black, and gets irrigation.  It is planted between 3 mango trees and a Mulberry, getting 70-80% filtered sunlight, 20-30% direct sunlight for most of its life.  I give it some slow release fertilizer, and occasional foliar sprays of the "Patrick mix" ( chelated Iron, Southern Ag citrus spray, occasionally mixed with foliage pro). 

Obviously it is happy where it is planted.  Seems like a synergistic effect of proper sunlight, water, food, and genetics.

Yeah, could be genetics mixed with the just the right spot and nutrition. I've noticed, when growing many Garcinia sp from seed, sometimes there are a couple seedlings that end up growing much stronger and faster than the rest of the batch despite the containers being in the same exposure, getting same water/fert treatment and I attribute it to genetics. I have seen some 2ft taller than others at the same age and you'd think they were years apart in age.

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« Reply #399 on: April 12, 2018, 12:42:00 PM »
Holy cow, that's fast. You must be feeding it well.

I had thought it was older, but Seadation and I tentatively dated it back to 5 years old from seed.
Either that or there is a mistake in his records? My guess it that there is a mistake.

I did some research through old photo's and text.  Confirmed my tree is in fact a 2013 seedling.  Seadation gave me the small seedling August 3 2013.  I planted it right away in ground.  It is in an area of my yard that has better soil than the rest of my yard.  In an area where the previous homeowner kept pigs and chickens, topsoil is black, and gets irrigation.  It is planted between 3 mango trees and a Mulberry, getting 70-80% filtered sunlight, 20-30% direct sunlight for most of its life.  I give it some slow release fertilizer, and occasional foliar sprays of the "Patrick mix" ( chelated Iron, Southern Ag citrus spray, occasionally mixed with foliage pro). 

Obviously it is happy where it is planted.  Seems like a synergistic effect of proper sunlight, water, food, and genetics.
OK, but how old was that seedling when you got it? They grow very slowly at first, so even a small seedling can be a lot older than appears.

Seeds were delivered to Seadation April 9 2013.

 

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