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Imbe (Garcinia Livingstonei) Seeds for sale
« on: May 21, 2021, 08:44:19 AM »
Hello,

All seeds have been accounted for. Thank you all!

The flavor is really nice, orange candy with the perfect amount of sour.




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Re: Imbe (Garcinia Livingstonei) Seeds for sale
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2021, 10:53:41 PM »
Hi Kevin,

Have you found any way to tell the males from the females befoore they flower?

Also how large did your Imbes get before they began to flower?

I have about eight plants but they are too small yet (I think) to flower at only about ten to twelve inches tall. 

With that many I should have some of each sex but it is still too soon to tell.

I may need to start a few more but before I buy seeds I'm looking for your comments on this.

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Paul M.
Tampa, FL
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Re: Imbe (Garcinia Livingstonei) Seeds for sale
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2021, 01:50:01 PM »
Hi Kevin,

Have you found any way to tell the males from the females befoore they flower?

Also how large did your Imbes get before they began to flower?

I have about eight plants but they are too small yet (I think) to flower at only about ten to twelve inches tall. 

With that many I should have some of each sex but it is still too soon to tell.

I may need to start a few more but before I buy seeds I'm looking for your comments on this.

Regards,

Paul M.
Tampa, FL
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Hi Paul,

Iím also in Tampa!

I actually purchased these fruits...I have not grown imbe yet but am hoping to start many seeds so that I can grow them.

In my opinion, 8 seedlings would pretty much guarantee multiple males and females unless you just have some terrible luck.

10-12Ē is most likely too small for them to flower. I think it would take 4-6 years, and the size seems to be quite variable amongst this species, so Iím not sure at what size they would start flowering.

Iím not sure that there is a good way to tell if itís male or female before flowers, I think you have to wait but I cannot be 100% sure since I donít have any experience growing this garcinia.

My opinion is that you have enough seedlings to ensure you get a male and female though, so I wouldnít buy more if I were you unless you have lots of space and want lots of plants.

Hope that helps!

Kevin

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Re: Imbe (Garcinia Livingstonei) Seeds for sale
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2021, 10:33:11 PM »
I watched a YouTube video about a Garcinia grower in Loxahatchee. The man has dozens of Garcinia species and really seems to know his stuff. He said that male Imbe plants usually have a sharp point on the end of their leaves while female plants' leaves are rounded at the end, with no point. I only have one Imbe that is too young and small to have fruited yet; so I have no way to personally test to see if he is right. If he is, then I will need to acquire a female Imbe at some point as my plant has points at the ends of the leaves.

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Re: Imbe (Garcinia Livingstonei) Seeds for sale
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2021, 09:03:33 AM »
Been trying to get in touch with him, I believe his name is Bobby. If you're on here, hit me up!

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Re: Imbe (Garcinia Livingstonei) Seeds for sale
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2021, 11:56:12 AM »
Been trying to get in touch with him, I believe his name is Bobby. If you're on here, hit me up!
I know heís on Facebook you could try there. I think heís located in loxahatchee if weíre thinking of the same guy

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Re: Imbe (Garcinia Livingstonei) Seeds for sale
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2021, 06:39:20 PM »
I had one that was only 3 years old I gave to a friend and it fruit on it's own, no others Imbes within 20 miles. On my trees I grafted males to the female tree and then grafted Luc's garcinia to the male tree.

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Re: Imbe (Garcinia Livingstonei) Seeds for sale
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2021, 06:57:44 PM »
I had one that was only 3 years old I gave to a friend and it fruit on it's own, no others Imbes within 20 miles. On my trees I grafted males to the female tree and then grafted Luc's garcinia to the male tree.

Nice! 3 years is a short wait. I have one that is about a year old now from seed.

 

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