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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #500 on: June 17, 2019, 03:58:45 PM »
Could this be grown in Santa Barbara? Not sure if that is too cold.

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #501 on: June 17, 2019, 04:43:09 PM »
Where to buy available Seeds of Luc's Garcinia? Thanks!

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #503 on: June 17, 2019, 08:24:28 PM »
Could this be grown in Santa Barbara? Not sure if that is too cold.

Definitely.  It was growing fine for me in the bay area (East Bay).  Though I don't think anyone knows whether it will fruit at all or fruit well in these sorts of cool coastal California climates.

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #504 on: June 17, 2019, 09:04:35 PM »
i got some seeds from Raul last year and they all growing now. Two are in front of my house close to porch and it is doing find. others are in greenhouse and going great.

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #505 on: June 18, 2019, 01:52:02 AM »
Finally one of my trees is fruiting. Was surprised because it was the smallest of four trees that fruited first.


Another of the trees has lots of flowers on it.

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #506 on: June 18, 2019, 04:34:12 PM »
Can it fruit in a pot?

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #507 on: June 18, 2019, 08:09:24 PM »
Here is my Luc's.  I grafted scions from Adam onto a cut back Imbe(g. livingstonei) back in June 2017.  It is currently 6' or more and in what seems to be a near-constant flush.  I'm hoping the large Imbe's maturity and root system will push it to bloom sooner rather than later.





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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #508 on: June 18, 2019, 11:37:16 PM »
that tree is looking dapper!

are there two scions on the one tree?

and are you letting the imbe grow at all, or knocking off all the suckers?

it looks very close to fruition, and once they start blooming, it seems like they keep going for a while, mine is setting all sort of fruit, and still has blooms coming on....i counted about 8 fruits set so far, although a few had fell off prematurely already

Here is my Luc's.  I grafted scions from Adam onto a cut back Imbe(g. livingstonei) back in June 2017.  It is currently 6' or more and in what seems to be a near-constant flush.  I'm hoping the large Imbe's maturity and root system will push it to bloom sooner rather than later.





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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #509 on: June 19, 2019, 06:22:00 AM »
Great to hear Adam.  No Imbe shoots are allowed to live...still have anger issues over the original trees!   :P  There are actually 3 scions on the tree.  The largest and most dominant is the one going up and spreading.  Other two still growing well though and certainly don't seem to have any negative influence on the main scion. 

I've got the two big Imbe's that I cut back.  The second one has all of your improved brasiliensis on it.  It too is growing like a weed and put out a single bloom last year...nothing this year so far.  The branches are aggravating.  They all want to hang down instead of growing up.

Glad to hear yours are producing.  Can't wait to hear your review.

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #510 on: June 19, 2019, 01:21:57 PM »
That's impressive growth. How big were the scions when you grafted them?

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #511 on: June 19, 2019, 02:41:49 PM »
thanks for the update Jay.

maybe it's a blessing that your brasiliensis is growing laterally, otherwise it would end up kissing the roof in your GH.   Don't be afraid to prune, or train the tree...just keep lots of big old branches, because they get lots of flowers, but i do see lots of flowers on 2yr old wood that is thin...

the brasiliesis should start dumping out the fruits soon!

Great to hear Adam.  No Imbe shoots are allowed to live...still have anger issues over the original trees!   :P  There are actually 3 scions on the tree.  The largest and most dominant is the one going up and spreading.  Other two still growing well though and certainly don't seem to have any negative influence on the main scion. 

I've got the two big Imbe's that I cut back.  The second one has all of your improved brasiliensis on it.  It too is growing like a weed and put out a single bloom last year...nothing this year so far.  The branches are aggravating.  They all want to hang down instead of growing up.

Glad to hear yours are producing.  Can't wait to hear your review.

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #512 on: June 19, 2019, 03:05:41 PM »
Where to buy available Seeds of Luc's Garcinia? Thanks!

grafted tree with bids at only $5.50 now!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Grafted-Lucs-Garcinia-brasiliensis-rootstock-RARE-Mexican-mangosteen-relative/192953526644

It's now $41, but by near auction's end, it's gonna sell for over $100!

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #513 on: June 19, 2019, 05:11:09 PM »
Guadua...scions were diameter of a pencil I guess and maybe 8".  It's got a big tree pushing it.

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #514 on: June 19, 2019, 05:43:05 PM »
i've seen a few sell for about $40 bucks!  but usually they are a bit higher, it just depends on who's watching and bidding that day...

i start them all at one penny!!

i got more to list soon too! (maybe another 10-12)


Where to buy available Seeds of Luc's Garcinia? Thanks!

grafted tree with bids at only $5.50 now!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Grafted-Lucs-Garcinia-brasiliensis-rootstock-RARE-Mexican-mangosteen-relative/192953526644

It's now $41, but by near auction's end, it's gonna sell for over $100!

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #515 on: June 19, 2019, 05:52:43 PM »

grafted tree with bids at only $5.50 now!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Grafted-Lucs-Garcinia-brasiliensis-rootstock-RARE-Mexican-mangosteen-relative/192953526644

Is the Garcinia brasiliensis rootstock cold hardier than Luc's Garcinia? What benefits does Garcinia brasiliensis have over Luc's Garcinia's own seedling? We know of course that grafted ones fruit sooner.

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #516 on: June 20, 2019, 12:47:38 AM »
I have found Mexican Garcinia to be more cold hardy than G. brasiliensis, and at least in the bay area they grew at about the same rate.  (Achachairu seemed to grow faster than either of them, but it was not as cold hardy.)

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #517 on: June 20, 2019, 07:27:58 AM »
TropicalFruitHunters, I wish I had larger root stock to work with, but I used a young lemondrop with a scion smaller than yours. Grafted June 2018 and only three flushes that don't look as impressive as your tree. I don't have irrigation on it, it gets water whenever I have the chance to go out there with the hose. I think it'd be happier with wet feet.

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #518 on: June 20, 2019, 07:42:07 PM »
I have found Mexican Garcinia to be more cold hardy than G. brasiliensis, and at least in the bay area they grew at about the same rate.  (Achachairu seemed to grow faster than either of them, but it was not as cold hardy.)

I have recently found out about its cold hardiness too. Veeery early freeze (28f) out of season a few weeks ago. Leaf damage on most things and the small Luc's was untouched. We seem to get one or two of these nights a year but never that early so I hadn't even protected it.

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #519 on: July 27, 2019, 07:52:11 PM »
Finally one of my trees is fruiting. Was surprised because it was the smallest of four trees that fruited first.


Another of the trees has lots of flowers on it.


Was it a seedling? How old is the tree? I bought some seeds about a month ago and 6/10 germinated so far.

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #520 on: July 27, 2019, 11:23:56 PM »
Yes it's a seedling tree. It's 8+ years ofd. All your seeds probably will germinate, they just take varying amounts of time.
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #521 on: July 28, 2019, 08:48:52 AM »
I just got a Luc's garcinia seedling, along with some other garcinias.  I am attempting to grow them in my greenhouse near Philadelphia

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« Reply #522 on: August 25, 2019, 11:30:27 AM »
This fruit made it to at least semi maturity.  Taste was very good to excellent.  Size was smaller than I thought they would be, but hopefully as the tree matures they will get bigger.

I ate it at the only partial yellow stage because it had some give.  The fruit Brandon and I ate last year was fully yellow, but over ripe.  This particular fruit I would day was perfect ripeness.  Well balanced, great taste.  Maybe 70% sweet, 30% tart. 

In the future Ill post more pics or possibly a video












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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #523 on: August 25, 2019, 08:45:22 PM »
This fruit made it to at least semi maturity.  Taste was very good to excellent.  Size was smaller than I thought they would be, but hopefully as the tree matures they will get bigger.

I ate it at the only partial yellow stage because it had some give.  The fruit Brandon and I ate last year was fully yellow, but over ripe.  This particular fruit I would day was perfect ripeness.  Well balanced, great taste.  Maybe 70% sweet, 30% tart. 

In the future Ill post more pics or possibly a video











That fruit is green, for sweet flavor should wait til they are yellow...
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #524 on: August 27, 2019, 04:39:36 PM »
So far so good. All the 10 seeds I received from Luc earlier this year have been sprouted.
One thing is worrying me a bit though. Half of the seedlings have put out 2 leaves by now.
One of them has green leaves and grows pretty fast, while the other 4 have put out pinkish/reddish leaves with green veins. They seem to grow more slowly. Is this still normal or caused by some sort of deficiency and a cause for concern?

 

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