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first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« on: October 08, 2023, 01:36:54 PM »
While hauling all the trees into the greenhouse for the winter I noticed two fruitlets on one, a lemon drop / garcinia intermedia.  I never noticed the flowers, all my garcinias are crammed together in a blob underneath larger trees.  The tree is about 5ft tall not including the container, and not all that bushy.  I expected it would need to grow a bit more before setting fruit.

I hope it reaches maturity, I have been looking forward to trying the non-mangostana garcinias.

Sorry for the bad pictures, today is a long busy day.




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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2023, 02:05:51 PM »
Congrats! If I'm looking at the 2nd pic correctly, several fruit you could try now.

Fruits go from green - yellow - orange.

They get sweeter and less sour as they ripen more (orange is most ripe).

I like them even partially green.

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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2023, 02:17:24 PM »
Congrats! Did you grow it from seed? How old is it? I have killed many seedlings here. So your success story inspired me.

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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2023, 02:32:30 PM »
incredibly jealous

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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2023, 02:59:48 PM »
Yes this is from seed, or maybe a 9waters starter seedling.  I will have to check my records to see how old it is.  I have a bunch of them so I haven't really babied them, figuring at least one would survive.  They have been pretty easy to grow

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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2023, 04:07:11 PM »
Another huge accomplishment brian!

Congrats-

These are great candidates for grafting as well if people are trying to circumvent the juvenile period

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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2023, 05:36:31 PM »
I will have to see if I still have some smaller ones and can try grafting the mature on onto them.  I definitely don't need ten of these things so might as well experiment

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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2023, 01:38:12 PM »
Could you post a photo of the size of the trunk? Curious to see how big it is. Great job!

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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2023, 01:49:22 PM »
Congrats. Yummy fruit!

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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2023, 02:44:49 PM »
Noice

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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2023, 05:03:32 PM »
The trunk is about 1/2in thick

According to my notes I bought a 9waters starter Lemon Drop in Sept 2019, and then I started a batch of seeds in July 2020.  I assume the fruiting one is the oldest one from 2019, as it is the largest.




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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2023, 09:49:24 PM »
super cool !

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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2023, 04:50:34 PM »
Please tell me what conditions are needed for a lemon drop? Soil and watering? I have 2. Do not grow. They do not live and do not die.

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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2023, 09:29:13 PM »
Please tell me what conditions are needed for a lemon drop? Soil and watering? I have 2. Do not grow. They do not live and do not die.
I have a Luc's that's doing exactly that.

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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2023, 09:34:47 PM »
2 Lucs did the same thing for me. The 1st one I dug up, and realized the roots had grown like crazy. Ended up putting it back. The other one didn't seem to grow for over a year or 2. Now, they are both busting new growth. They like water, especially when in ground. They do not like being dry, in ground or potted.

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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2023, 09:41:57 PM »
2 Lucs did the same thing for me. The 1st one I dug up, and realized the roots had grown like crazy. Ended up putting it back. The other one didn't seem to grow for over a year or 2. Now, they are both busting new growth. They like water, especially when in ground. They do not like being dry, in ground or potted.
I water mine everyday and had it out in full sun all throughout the growing season and still nothing. It's potted and I haven't checked the root ball. Maybe next year it'll start leaping.

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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2023, 09:45:13 PM »
Mine are mostly shaded.

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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2023, 09:48:48 PM »
Mine are mostly shaded.
If shade is what it likes, then it'll be getting plenty of that being overwintered in my basement.

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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2023, 04:47:39 PM »
Garcinia are one of the most challenging container plants-

Many people on here have reported growth rates of 2 leaves per 6 months-year

For those dedicated to trying this- consider grafting to circumvent the insane juvenile period and get some fruit sooner rather than later

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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2023, 05:17:08 AM »
Nice looking plant, congrats!

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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2023, 10:43:40 PM »
My lucs garcinis are among the slowest growing plants I have, even mangostana grows faster.  Lemon drop and seashore mangosteen grow much faster, and achacahiru is the most vigorous for me.

My lemon drop fruits still look the same as when I first posted.  I wonder if they will turn out to be runts and fall off.  Regardless, I am happy to see fruit and I understand these may produce large crops when a bit more mature

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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2023, 11:31:34 PM »
I had some Frankies Garcinias that were growing at a decent rate, but some rats decided to chew them up so I think thats the end of them.  Macrophylla grows at a pretty decent speed as well, and Madruno not too far behind. These are all generally slow though compared to other genus plants obviously.

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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2023, 01:08:08 PM »
Saw some nice larger garcinias today, in full sun. Achachairu tastes sooo good!

Here are a few of my plants (Lucs and Intermedia), which are mostly shaded:

Overhead shot. Top of pic is to the west. Trees get more sun in the winter.

Lemon Drop

2 Lucs

Lil Lucs

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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2023, 01:11:25 PM »
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Here are a few of my plants (Lucs and Intermedia), which are mostly shaded:

I will never cease to be jealous of the ease of which Florida growers have it.

Looking awesome.

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Re: first garcinia fruit set for me (lemon drop / intermedia)
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2023, 01:17:33 PM »
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Here are a few of my plants (Lucs and Intermedia), which are mostly shaded:

I will never cease to be jealous of the ease of which Florida growers have it.

Looking awesome.

Florida thanks you =)


 

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