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First madrono
« on: July 19, 2021, 08:06:11 AM »
Got my first madrono from my trees.  Left it on a bit too long...started to split.  What was edible was very tasty and sweet.  I look forward to the others and these have filled out much more than this one did.  Took about 13-14 years in my greenhouse here.  So no matter what you do to recreate an environment, it just cannot beat the real thing!





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Re: First madrono
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2021, 08:21:11 AM »
Wow! Thats amazing. Hope your other fruit are even better!

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Re: First madrono
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2021, 08:36:16 AM »
Congratulations! 🍸 🍸

Have you fruited other garcinias there?

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Re: First madrono
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2021, 12:37:02 PM »
Amazing, congratulations!

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Re: First madrono
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2021, 06:21:57 PM »
Thanks all.  TheGivingTree...Fruiting achachairu, brasiliensis, intermedia...and livingstonei a long while back.

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Re: First madrono
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2021, 06:30:01 PM »
Thanks all.  TheGivingTree...Fruiting achachairu, brasiliensis, intermedia...and livingstonei a long while back.
Did you fruit intermedia and brasiliensis from seed? If so, how long did it take?

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Re: First madrono
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2021, 06:20:15 AM »
TomeKK...intermedia yes, but has been so long ago, couldn't say how long it took.  I've since grafted better varieties of brasiliensis onto it.  The other brasiliensis were also grafts onto big livingstonei trees that I cut down.  Most stuff will take longer than say someone growing the same thing in Hawaii or Miami, Fl.  Just don't be discouraged by this either. 

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Re: First madrono
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2021, 11:31:40 AM »
Congratulations, Jay!
What an exercise in patience!

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Re: First madrono
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2021, 05:59:32 PM »
TomeKK...intermedia yes, but has been so long ago, couldn't say how long it took.  I've since grafted better varieties of brasiliensis onto it.  The other brasiliensis were also grafts onto big livingstonei trees that I cut down.  Most stuff will take longer than say someone growing the same thing in Hawaii or Miami, Fl.  Just don't be discouraged by this either.

Agreed, tropical fruit growers like us who live in temperate areas just have to realize that we are probably not going to get fruit in the same time frame as people growing that same fruit in Hawaii, Florida, or other places where those species belong. We do not have the growing season. I just look at it as a challenge. Plus, I enjoy tending to my plants in January when nothing is green outside. My fruit plants may not have fruit yet (for the most part) but at least they have some green leaves to liven up the winter.

Congratulations on the Madrono. Hopefully, it will be followed by many more.

Also, thanks for all the stuff you have posted on your website over the years. It has been quite helpful to me, as a temperate region grower who has only gotten into tropical fruits in the past few years.

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Re: First madrono
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2021, 11:14:59 PM »
Awesome job Jay! Looks just like the madruno at Jardines Eneida. Even grown outdoors in Florida,  some garcinia can take a long time to fruit. I was told by Sadhu it can take 12 years for madruno. I have a couple achachairu that will soon turn 11 without flowering.
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