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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #600 on: July 24, 2020, 10:40:44 AM »
Excellent report Oscar, thanks for sharing fruit taste and growing conditions on Big Island. So far here on Central Coast of California in my cool Summer area Luc's garcinia does not like cooler climate and dislike's Southern exposure here :(
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #601 on: July 24, 2020, 05:09:45 PM »
Beautify freakin' trees Oscar!

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #602 on: July 26, 2020, 02:53:56 AM »
Beautify freakin' trees Oscar!
Thanks Jay. The trees are very happy and healthy, but so far don't really want to fruit much here.  :'(
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #603 on: July 26, 2020, 05:40:30 AM »
I have seen trees 3-4m tall in Cairns and, truth be told, they resemble an ugly citrus to my eye.

Edit: More accurately, the foliage reminds me of pomelo.
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #604 on: July 26, 2020, 10:51:49 PM »
I have seen trees 3-4m tall in Cairns and, truth be told, they resemble an ugly citrus to my eye.
Don't look anything like a citrus tree to me! The leaves are totally different shape from citrus, and the tree is shaped like Christmas tree, as you can see from my photo.
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #605 on: September 12, 2020, 07:11:58 PM »
Here is a Luc's breaking through on an Imbe seedling and also are these growths vegetative coming through on a Lucs?





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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #606 on: September 12, 2020, 07:22:42 PM »
my money is on flower buds Mark!

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #607 on: September 12, 2020, 07:59:27 PM »
Here is a Luc's breaking through on an Imbe seedling and also are these growths vegetative coming through on a Lucs?





Definitely buds - congrats! How old?

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #608 on: September 12, 2020, 08:31:30 PM »
About 5-6 years I believe.

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« Reply #609 on: September 12, 2020, 11:11:36 PM »
Doesn't look like  flower buds to me. My youngest fruited before 4 years old and oldest hasn't flowered at over 8 years and it is big so no pattern there.

They are more ramiflorous and a little cauliflorous than terminal.

This one fruited at about 4ft high.

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #610 on: September 28, 2020, 06:49:01 PM »
Quick update: The smallest of my three largest trees just budded out for the first time. These trees are in 15 gallon pots and 8 years old. Spotted about 7 buds so far along with a real strong flush of new vegetative growth after some pretty heavy rainfall these past few weeks in Western Broward.

waiting anxiously...













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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #611 on: September 28, 2020, 08:08:58 PM »
I checked my Luc's trees and they are all pushing flowers. The buds on all my trees are the same size as yours. They seem to be synchronized. Last year, my trees flowered at the beginning of November and harvested fruit in mid April.  Last flowering in May on a single tree, I got no fruit even though there were both male and female flowers.

Quick update: The smallest of my three largest trees just budded out for the first time. These trees are in 15 gallon pots and 8 years old. Spotted about 7 buds so far along with a real strong flush of new vegetative growth after some pretty heavy rainfall these past few weeks in Western Broward.

waiting anxiously...












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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #612 on: September 28, 2020, 08:12:54 PM »
Here is my luc's garcinia, lemon drop mangosteen, and cambuca. Does very well near the Southern California coast..
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #613 on: September 29, 2020, 01:58:57 PM »
Some pics from today. Here is a close up of flower bud formation on a node.


Here is a pic of new flowers and a fruit from a prior flowering a few months ago. I think the fruit will abort as it has not really grown.


Flowers forming on a tree growing in near full shade of a coconut tree and mango tree. This is the second or third flowering for the tree.

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #614 on: September 29, 2020, 05:02:30 PM »

Here is a pic of new flowers and a fruit from a prior flowering a few months ago. I think the fruit will abort as it has not really grown.



I don't love the lichens on that bark, have you tried anything or even rub it off
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #615 on: September 29, 2020, 07:15:43 PM »
I don't think the lichen are a problem. It is more the fact that the tree possibly unhealthy, is not really growing and shedding bark, which makes it a good home for lichen.  This particular tree does have an unhealthy coloring to the leaves. This area is problematic for me. I have jakfruit in the same area that do not grow.  I have another luc's 15 ft away that is much healthier looking. I need to get another soil analysis from this area, which I have not bothered with in the last two years. Add it to my list of ten thousand things I will never get to.  I spend as much time has I can afford with my fruit trees, which is not always enough and some trees suffer for it. 


Here is a pic of new flowers and a fruit from a prior flowering a few months ago. I think the fruit will abort as it has not really grown.



I don't love the lichens on that bark, have you tried anything or even rub it off
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #616 on: October 09, 2020, 02:04:50 PM »
Flowers have started opening. Over 100 female flowers have opened and only 2 males. Hoping the headlines I have been seeing about a single donor fathering dozens can apply. I have also observed that sex can be determined by the shape before the flower opens. Males are round and females are an upside-down pear shape. I see ants on the flowers. If the wind is not blowing, I can smell the flowers. I am not a smell the flowers type of guy but it reminds me of gardenias.   

Here are flowers before they opened showing the two shapes. Left is male and right is female.


Here are the same flowers the next day.

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #617 on: October 09, 2020, 04:44:33 PM »
Flowers have started opening. Over 100 female flowers have opened and only 2 males. Hoping the headlines I have been seeing about a single donor fathering dozens can apply. I have also observed that sex can be determined by the shape before the flower opens. Males are round and females are an upside-down pear shape. I see ants on the flowers. If the wind is not blowing, I can smell the flowers. I am not a smell the flowers type of guy but it reminds me of gardenias.   

Beautiful and Educational!
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #618 on: October 09, 2020, 05:38:25 PM »
One year grafted Lucís


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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #619 on: October 10, 2020, 01:55:24 AM »
Have some trees at same time as flushing leaf growth also flowering very heavily. But looks like most of the flowers are males.






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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #620 on: October 10, 2020, 04:39:37 AM »
Two fruit dropped off my tree yesterday with one and two seeds respectively.   

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« Reply #621 on: October 10, 2020, 01:18:12 PM »
Have some trees at same time as flushing leaf growth also flowering very heavily. But looks like most of the flowers are males.







Looks very happy though! Hopefully your other trees will produce a more balanced flower ratio.
How old are they now more or less, just guessing the pictured one is about 6ft tall?
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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #622 on: October 10, 2020, 02:18:07 PM »
Oscar, your trees may be appreciating the different growing conditions, and vegetating longer before fruiting.

Wouldn't be surprised to see yours going off and start mass producing soon.

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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #623 on: October 10, 2020, 06:03:41 PM »
Another foot or so of flush on this Luc's grafted on an Imbe. We got some good heat in Southern California for a few weeks, plus a lot of watering done to take advantage. The tree is now about 8 feet with some good branching.


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Re: Luc's Mexican Garcinia growing experiences around the world
« Reply #624 on: October 10, 2020, 07:17:43 PM »
My prodigy flowered at 4 ft.

 

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