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Title: Troubles with Garcinia trees
Post by: Reshet on June 29, 2022, 02:08:09 PM
My Garcinia trees have yellow leaves and unhealthy look.
I have Garcinia brasiliensis, Garcinia humilis and Garcinia intermedia.
Fertilized + iron (and other elements) regularly.
Sun.
Watered regularly.

Any ideas?

Thanks


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Title: Re: Troubles with Garcinia trees
Post by: roblack on June 29, 2022, 03:24:02 PM
Too much sun might be one problem. Stop fertilizing until you figure things out.
Title: Re: Troubles with Garcinia trees
Post by: achetadomestica on June 29, 2022, 04:35:38 PM
What's your PH of your soil and water?
Title: Re: Troubles with Garcinia trees
Post by: Reshet on June 30, 2022, 06:19:26 AM
The water 7
The soil around 6-6.5
Title: Re: Troubles with Garcinia trees
Post by: achetadomestica on June 30, 2022, 09:42:14 AM
The PH is not terrible. I give my Luc's garcinia a handful of sulphur pellets
every month. Are the trees in full sun? Are they in the ground or in  pots?
Title: Re: Troubles with Garcinia trees
Post by: Finca La Isla on June 30, 2022, 10:04:44 AM
I concur that they could be sun stressed. I donít know if you could experiment with some shade.
Peter
Title: Re: Troubles with Garcinia trees
Post by: Reshet on July 05, 2022, 02:47:41 PM
The PH is not terrible. I give my Luc's garcinia a handful of sulphur pellets
every month. Are the trees in full sun? Are they in the ground or in  pots?

Some are in full sun, some partial.
Some in pots, some in the ground.
Are there any special PH needs for Garcinias?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Troubles with Garcinia trees
Post by: Reshet on July 05, 2022, 02:50:19 PM
I concur that they could be sun stressed. I donít know if you could experiment with some shade.
Peter

Garcinia brasiliensis and Garcinia humilis are in part shade and they still suffer.
Really strange, I think I tried any combination
Title: Re: Troubles with Garcinia trees
Post by: achetadomestica on July 05, 2022, 08:23:01 PM
I found the lower the PH the better. I throw a handful of Sulphur
pellets every month on Garcinias and jaboticabas. I also fertilize
with epsoma hollytone
Title: Re: Troubles with Garcinia trees
Post by: Reshet on August 17, 2022, 01:20:45 PM
Mike thanks for the advice.
It seems that lemondrop mangosteen looks better with sulfur added.
Garcinia Brasiliensis is still very yellow
Title: Re: Troubles with Garcinia trees
Post by: roblack on August 17, 2022, 01:39:35 PM
Our Lemondrop does great in high alk soil with no amendments. It is mostly shaded.
Title: Re: Troubles with Garcinia trees
Post by: achetadomestica on August 17, 2022, 03:55:13 PM
Our Lemondrop does great in high alk soil with no amendments. It is mostly shaded.
Is it fruiting?
Title: Re: Troubles with Garcinia trees
Post by: roblack on August 17, 2022, 04:34:51 PM
Keeps producing more fruit each time, at least twice a year.

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Pic is from June.