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« Reply #325 on: April 26, 2017, 07:56:54 PM »
Too cool to see ;)Congrates 8)

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« Reply #326 on: July 31, 2017, 09:07:01 AM »



The first flowering, it fell off



The second flowering, now




Other seedlings flowering


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« Reply #327 on: July 31, 2017, 11:00:32 AM »
Nice Xunxun, 🎊 congratulations!
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« Reply #328 on: July 31, 2017, 04:10:25 PM »
Mine are getting huge, but no flowering yet.  :'( I think the plants are just too happy. Often stressing is what initiates flowering in very young plants.
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« Reply #329 on: July 31, 2017, 08:02:20 PM »
Mine are getting huge, but no flowering yet.  :'( I think the plants are just too happy. Often stressing is what initiates flowering in very young plants.
Oscar they flower here around Dec-January after 2 or 3 months of dry season, I think yours are coming same time as we are almost same latitude 21.5  here...
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« Reply #330 on: July 31, 2017, 11:03:33 PM »
Mine are getting huge, but no flowering yet.  :'( I think the plants are just too happy. Often stressing is what initiates flowering in very young plants.
Oscar they flower here around Dec-January after 2 or 3 months of dry season, I think yours are coming same time as we are almost same latitude 21.5  here...
OK thanks. We don't have a dry season here, though this summer has been a lot drier than usual. Latitude here is 19N.
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« Reply #331 on: July 31, 2017, 11:58:46 PM »
At least one of Sadhu's trees fruited for him so far. He said the fruit reminded him of a sweeter version of G. xanthochymus and thought there was a hint of a strawberry-like flavor.

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« Reply #332 on: August 01, 2017, 01:23:59 PM »
Kind of interesting information .

Months ago I was asked for fresh Mexican Garcinia fruits to be sent to a far away place . Picking these fruits one small 6 - 7 cm , under-develloped , totally green and hard as a stone also fell on the ground . I didn't want to send that one also so I kept it in my workplace , no refrigeration . The fruit ripened by itself and stayed good for several months , no rot . Never had the chance to try it , my wife cleaning my work area threw it away a few days ago ....
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« Reply #333 on: August 01, 2017, 01:46:04 PM »
The fruit ripened by itself and stayed good for several months , no rot .

I saw fruit sellers in my region soaked apples into some chemical liquid. They lasted for over three months, no rot but were blackening from the inside. I guess under-developed Mexican Garcinia fruits have anti-rot elements that can also resist the "blackening from the inside" part.

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« Reply #334 on: August 01, 2017, 03:34:16 PM »
Raul harvested some unripe mex garcinia 2 weeks before I arrived and they were ripe and viable when he gave them to me. Good to know these can still ripen up if harvested early for whatever reason

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« Reply #335 on: August 01, 2017, 08:18:13 PM »
Mine are getting huge, but no flowering yet.  :'( I think the plants are just too happy. Often stressing is what initiates flowering in very young plants.
Oscar they flower here around Dec-January after 2 or 3 months of dry season, I think yours are coming same time as we are almost same latitude 21.5  here...
OK thanks. We don't have a dry season here, though this summer has been a lot drier than usual. Latitude here is 19N.

Oscar - first, how have you been?

With no dry season, I'm interested to know (off topic) what mangoes produce regularly for you.  I know Rapoza does well with its persistent flowering habit.  What else?  Is it correct you also have no cold trigger at your elevation?  Is rain just low in a given season?

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« Reply #336 on: August 01, 2017, 09:08:27 PM »
Just for comparison sake I found at my place that Luc's Garcinia can't take as much cold as Garcinia humilis.  I didn't bother covering the greenhouse with plastic this past winter and the leaves on Luc's Garcinia turned brown and eventually fell off while G. humilis did not loose any leaves.  The link below is to a picture of the plants.  They were side by side in the greenhouse which only had 30% shade cloth on it.  Both are 2 or 3 years old.  Both plants are still alive and have just this week put out new growth.


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« Reply #337 on: August 02, 2017, 01:18:39 AM »
Mine are getting huge, but no flowering yet.  :'( I think the plants are just too happy. Often stressing is what initiates flowering in very young plants.
Oscar they flower here around Dec-January after 2 or 3 months of dry season, I think yours are coming same time as we are almost same latitude 21.5  here...
OK thanks. We don't have a dry season here, though this summer has been a lot drier than usual. Latitude here is 19N.

Oscar - first, how have you been?

With no dry season, I'm interested to know (off topic) what mangoes produce regularly for you.  I know Rapoza does well with its persistent flowering habit.  What else?  Is it correct you also have no cold trigger at your elevation?  Is rain just low in a given season?
Fine thanks. Best producing "mangoes" are non mangoes originating in highlands: Mangifera kasturi and Mangifera odorata. Of the real mangoes the ones that have done best are Fairchild, Brook's Late, Edward, Florigon, Manzanillo, Kurashige, and the Rapoza. It's very tricky to grow mangoes here on windward side of the island. The leeward side (Kona) it's much easier because their rain fall is so much lower. There are also other parts of this island that are very dry, like Kau (southern part) and really that is much more ideal for mangoes. We don't get any dry spells, except for occasional 1-2 week periods, and no cold spells. Coolest emperature in winter is around 65, with very occasional dips to 60.
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« Reply #338 on: August 03, 2017, 04:01:30 PM »
Mine are getting huge, but no flowering yet.  :'( I think the plants are just too happy. Often stressing is what initiates flowering in very young plants.
Oscar they flower here around Dec-January after 2 or 3 months of dry season, I think yours are coming same time as we are almost same latitude 21.5  here...
OK thanks. We don't have a dry season here, though this summer has been a lot drier than usual. Latitude here is 19N.

Oscar - first, how have you been?

With no dry season, I'm interested to know (off topic) what mangoes produce regularly for you.  I know Rapoza does well with its persistent flowering habit.  What else?  Is it correct you also have no cold trigger at your elevation?  Is rain just low in a given season?
Fine thanks. Best producing "mangoes" are non mangoes originating in highlands: Mangifera kasturi and Mangifera odorata. Of the real mangoes the ones that have done best are Fairchild, Brook's Late, Edward, Florigon, Manzanillo, Kurashige, and the Rapoza. It's very tricky to grow mangoes here on windward side of the island. The leeward side (Kona) it's much easier because their rain fall is so much lower. There are also other parts of this island that are very dry, like Kau (southern part) and really that is much more ideal for mangoes. We don't get any dry spells, except for occasional 1-2 week periods, and no cold spells. Coolest emperature in winter is around 65, with very occasional dips to 60.

Ah.  Which side are you on?

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« Reply #339 on: August 03, 2017, 09:48:15 PM »
Mine are getting huge, but no flowering yet.  :'( I think the plants are just too happy. Often stressing is what initiates flowering in very young plants.
Oscar they flower here around Dec-January after 2 or 3 months of dry season, I think yours are coming same time as we are almost same latitude 21.5  here...
OK thanks. We don't have a dry season here, though this summer has been a lot drier than usual. Latitude here is 19N.

Oscar - first, how have you been?

With no dry season, I'm interested to know (off topic) what mangoes produce regularly for you.  I know Rapoza does well with its persistent flowering habit.  What else?  Is it correct you also have no cold trigger at your elevation?  Is rain just low in a given season?
Fine thanks. Best producing "mangoes" are non mangoes originating in highlands: Mangifera kasturi and Mangifera odorata. Of the real mangoes the ones that have done best are Fairchild, Brook's Late, Edward, Florigon, Manzanillo, Kurashige, and the Rapoza. It's very tricky to grow mangoes here on windward side of the island. The leeward side (Kona) it's much easier because their rain fall is so much lower. There are also other parts of this island that are very dry, like Kau (southern part) and really that is much more ideal for mangoes. We don't get any dry spells, except for occasional 1-2 week periods, and no cold spells. Coolest emperature in winter is around 65, with very occasional dips to 60.

Ah.  Which side are you on?
East side, windward side = rainy side.
Oscar

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« Reply #340 on: August 04, 2017, 04:02:30 AM »
Oscar we are in the same situation.no mangoes can produce well in my area too with around 3800 plus mm of annual rainfall.kuini and bacang do well here.However in my neighbourhood most kuini taste like crap because of some kind of fly or beetle infestation.It lays egg in the fruit

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« Reply #341 on: August 04, 2017, 05:11:52 AM »
Oscar we are in the same situation.no mangoes can produce well in my area too with around 3800 plus mm of annual rainfall.kuini and bacang do well here.However in my neighbourhood most kuini taste like crap because of some kind of fly or beetle infestation.It lays egg in the fruit
How is the bacang? Is it good tasting?
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« Reply #342 on: August 04, 2017, 02:30:25 PM »
^^^ Thread is getting far off topic.

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« Reply #343 on: August 06, 2017, 07:17:45 AM »
Oscar we are in the same situation.no mangoes can produce well in my area too with around 3800 plus mm of annual rainfall.kuini and bacang do well here.However in my neighbourhood most kuini taste like crap because of some kind of fly or beetle infestation.It lays egg in the fruit
How is the bacang? Is it good tasting?

taste is on the sour side and too stringy.people use them to make dishes .mix it up with chillies,shrimp paste and salt

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« Reply #344 on: August 21, 2017, 06:37:08 AM »
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« Reply #345 on: October 02, 2017, 12:30:21 AM »



The first flowering, it fell off



The second flowering, now




Other seedlings flowering



The third flowering this year





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« Reply #346 on: October 03, 2017, 02:56:54 PM »
Xunxun what are you doing different to get yours to flower so young compared to everyone else and so frequent? Any fruit from the previous flowers?

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« Reply #347 on: November 24, 2017, 11:34:07 AM »
My Lucís flowering in South Florida.






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« Reply #348 on: November 24, 2017, 02:03:14 PM »
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« Reply #349 on: November 24, 2017, 03:33:12 PM »


Wow.  How old is your tree?  Did you plant it as a seed or transplant, if so how long ago?
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I have been trying to figure out how long ago I planted the seedling.   I am guessing 5 or 6 years.  IIRC, my friend Seadation gave me the tiny seedling ( 3 or 4 inches), and I planted it while very small.  He got a few seeds I believe directly from Luc, and this was one of those early ones.


 

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