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JoshuaTilaranCR

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Thoughts on the species of this Garcinia
« on: June 29, 2022, 03:17:27 PM »
I went to the market today in Caņas, Guanacaste and finally found someone selling jorco, which here is a yellow Garcinia. I've had something that was said to be intermedia and the fruit was small and the skin was edible. This fruit is bigger, say golf ball sized to almost racquet ball size. The seeds are also bigger and more elongated. The skin is thick and cracks easy and has an acidic, astringent taste that is kind of piney. Say like the skin of a jaboticaba but stronger. The fruit is acidic at first then sweet with the more orange ones being sweeter. I'm hoping it's humilis, I've been trying to get my hands on one for a couple years now.








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Re: Thoughts on the species of this Garcinia
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2022, 11:04:01 PM »
Jorco is a very generic term. Your fruit looks like what passes for achachariu here in CR.

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Re: Thoughts on the species of this Garcinia
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2022, 08:24:04 AM »
Yes!!! Thank you Peter!

 

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