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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #425 on: May 24, 2018, 10:37:08 AM »
Oh, nice -- well I'll move the seedlings to their own tall pots and hope they grow well!

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #426 on: May 24, 2018, 12:04:54 PM »
Mark, Ive suspected Imbe may be the best rootstock for Luc's in CA since it likes the drier conditions. A friend on dry side of the Big Island tops his 20 year old Imbe thicket to 4 FT every year for increased fruit production. I only have 2 year old seedlings from his Imbe , but it's had me thinking. Your experience further's this line of thought for me.

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #427 on: May 24, 2018, 01:09:27 PM »
I didnt want to start a new thread but if that was the right thing then I can delete this and start one.

I got some scions of the premium Mexican from Raul for grafting.
I kept 3 and passed the rest on to friends.  I put all 3 on G. intermedia.
One browned at the top and is likely a goner.
One stayed green with no change, may still be a take.  Watching.
The third appears to be pushing.  Its early yet, I will keep an eye on it and report progress.
Stoked.  Anyone else has an experience to share?

I grafted several scions from Raul on May2016 (2 years ago). Some on Luc's Garcinias and some on achachairu. About 80% of scions took well and are still fine, but growth has been really slow, just a couple of flushes a year on the grafted scions, much slower than regular luc's garcinia. Only time will tell if grafts produce faster than the ungrafted trees. F.

I grafted a couple from that same batch in 2016 to my in the ground Imbe, and one of the grafts is over 3 feet tall now. My in the ground Imbes are over 10 feet tall so that might be the best rootstock for the Luc's.

very interesting! I have a 3ft imbe in the ground, I'm going to try to graft a piece of Luc's graft growth on the Imbe and try to compare to growth in achachairu. Thanks.
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #428 on: May 25, 2018, 01:38:33 PM »
Ants love the flowers & a wasp hive within 4 feet. No pollenation !  Apparently east maui has NO BEES!

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #429 on: May 25, 2018, 07:26:31 PM »
Ants love the flowers & a wasp hive within 4 feet. No pollenation !  Apparently east maui has NO BEES!
It's pretty easy to hand pollinate garcinia flowers. Just take a male flower, remove petals, and wipe the pollen onto center part of female flower.
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #430 on: May 25, 2018, 09:17:12 PM »
The flowers on mine are all over the ground underneath my Luc's Garcia after a week of howling wind. I was wondering if it is too small and young for fruiting but noticed this morning 2 fruit a little over 1cm are hanging on tenaciously. Maybe I will be in luck yet. My two others of the same age and size and much larger older one are comparative 'ass-draggers' with no sign of action.

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #431 on: May 25, 2018, 09:36:44 PM »
Thanks oscar i shall try that. I was going to use a watercolor brush. Perhaps try both. Have go to do something as one tree is like a flower machine . The rest no comparison .

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #432 on: June 14, 2018, 03:43:47 PM »
How long does it take for these to germinate?  I have had them in soil for about three weeks now and have not seen any signs of germination.  One of the seeds looked like it was germinating before I planted it but have not seen anything come above the soil.

I hope I haven't been over watering them.  I have them under some tree canopy and a shade cloth above them so they don;t get any direct sun but still see filtered light.   I mist the soil surface with a garden sprayer every morning.  Fingers crossed!

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #433 on: June 14, 2018, 04:39:39 PM »
How long does it take for these to germinate?  I have had them in soil for about three weeks now and have not seen any signs of germination.  One of the seeds looked like it was germinating before I planted it but have not seen anything come above the soil.

I hope I haven't been over watering them.  I have them under some tree canopy and a shade cloth above them so they don;t get any direct sun but still see filtered light.   I mist the soil surface with a garden sprayer every morning.  Fingers crossed!


I had 10 out of 10 germinate. Some took about a month and others took 2-3 months.
I recently started germinating G. braziliensis seeds and put 6 in pots and left 4 in a baggie
with damp vermiculite. So far two germinated in the baggie in about 6 weeks and I put in
pots. I have some more Luc's Garcinia seeds and I think I am going to leave them in a baggie
with damp vermiculite. So far every garcinia seed I have ever attempted to germinate has even
G. dulcis in the cool winter. They took 3-4 months but 6 out of 6 germinated. Now if I can figure
out how to make them grow fast.
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #434 on: June 14, 2018, 08:11:08 PM »
Update on my graft (Scions from Raul)

I grafted 3

1 died early and has been cut off the plant.

The other is brown on the top by green about 3 inches from the union down.  I have left it on but assume it too will likely not survive.  I hold out hope because it is green past a set of nodes.  The top is dead though.  The root stock pushed new growth from just below the graft.
You might be able to see the graft behind the new growth in this picture.



The third did well and took.  The first leaves were tiny, the second flush a little more reasonably sized.
The grafts were on branches of the same G Intermedia.
Pictures taken a few minutes ago.



 

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