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Luc's Garcinia Flowering
« on: January 07, 2022, 06:24:51 AM »
After over 5 years I have flowers on this one.





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Re: Luc's Garcinia Flowering
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2022, 12:19:00 PM »
Wow Nice!

How old was the tree when you got it?

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Re: Luc's Garcinia Flowering
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2022, 01:48:18 PM »
A seed from Luc.
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Re: Luc's Garcinia Flowering
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2022, 01:52:03 PM »
Oh man!

5 years to flower is pretty fast-

Giving me hope for mine

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Re: Luc's Garcinia Flowering
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2022, 02:34:34 PM »
I have 5 flowering trees. They are all female and only fruit when I source and hand pollenate from a known male tree grown by a friend. I have grafted male scions to a flowering tree. The tree does not appear to want to be top worked and scions do not grow, all energy is sent to the rootstock branches. I have grafted this many times. Most result in a tree that grows at 1/10th the normal growth rate. My only successes with grafting are with large scions taken from upright growing branches. Rootstocks are 4 years old in 7 gal pots and 1/2 inch thick at the graft point. If you want to fruit this, grow multiple trees and hope you get both male and female.


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Re: Luc's Garcinia Flowering
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2022, 02:38:39 PM »
Great job Mike! Hope is alive!!

Does anyone know about compatibility with pollen from other Garcinias?

I have 2 Lucs, one very small, which will likely take years to flower. Hopefully some of the other Garcinias around can help. Would be wonderful if intermedia is a match. Lots of flowers off and on, all year.

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Re: Luc's Garcinia Flowering
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2022, 03:18:31 PM »
After over 5 years I have flowers on this one.






Congrats!
It looks like the tree is in full sun? How long have you had it in full sun?
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Re: Luc's Garcinia Flowering
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2022, 03:20:04 PM »
I have 5 flowering trees. They are all female and only fruit when I source and hand pollenate from a known male tree grown by a friend. I have grafted male scions to a flowering tree. The tree does not appear to want to be top worked and scions do not grow, all energy is sent to the rootstock branches. I have grafted this many times. Most result in a tree that grows at 1/10th the normal growth rate. My only successes with grafting are with large scions taken from upright growing branches. Rootstocks are 4 years old in 7 gal pots and 1/2 inch thick at the graft point. If you want to fruit this, grow multiple trees and hope you get both male and female.



Is it easy to sex the trees? What age can you tell or do you have to wait for flowers?

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Re: Luc's Garcinia Flowering
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2022, 03:43:50 PM »
I have 5 flowering trees. They are all female and only fruit when I source and hand pollenate from a known male tree grown by a friend. I have grafted male scions to a flowering tree. The tree does not appear to want to be top worked and scions do not grow, all energy is sent to the rootstock branches. I have grafted this many times. Most result in a tree that grows at 1/10th the normal growth rate. My only successes with grafting are with large scions taken from upright growing branches. Rootstocks are 4 years old in 7 gal pots and 1/2 inch thick at the graft point. If you want to fruit this, grow multiple trees and hope you get both male and female.



Is it easy to sex the trees? What age can you tell or do you have to wait for flowers?

I can only tell based on flowers. Some people claim the fastest growing trees are male but I kept the fastest growers of 30 seedlings and ended up with females.
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Re: Luc's Garcinia Flowering
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2022, 06:44:40 PM »

elouicious I said it is over 5 years . It could be 7. It has been in that spot for 2 years had weeds around it that I left for shade. Had it in the shade for years in a 15 gallon pot.
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Re: Luc's Garcinia Flowering
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2022, 07:27:42 PM »
so 5-7 years? I assumed 5-6 based on the previous statement but now I am wondering if it is 20 haha

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Re: Luc's Garcinia Flowering
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2022, 08:04:10 PM »
Grows fast grafted to Cuban mangosteen. 3 years looks as big as the photo.I think I put the jumbo on that tree from Raul.I'll have to look for flowers.

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Re: Luc's Garcinia Flowering
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2022, 08:16:16 PM »
Grows fast grafted to Cuban mangosteen. 3 years looks as big as the photo.I think I put the jumbo on that tree from Raul.I'll have to look for flowers.

This one? Rheedia macrophylla

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Re: Luc's Garcinia Flowering
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2022, 11:21:45 PM »
https://www.seedshuntershop.com/store/products/cuban-mangosteen-garcinia-aristata

They used to call it Rheedia aristata now Garcinia aristata
Very tough tree and wood!
Garcinia Humilis does very well on Garcinia aristata as well
 Someone out in Cali had Lucs on Garcinia livingstonei imbe,I like to know how that is doing,that tree is good at high ph soil and drought!
Here
https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=20954.0
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