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Rheedia madruno, Madrono, Madrone, Bakupari, Garcinia

Rheedia madruno

Madrono, Madrone, Bakupari, Garcinia
Family: Clusiaceae / Guttiferae
Origin: Wet rainforest regions from Southern Mexico through Panama
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterEdibleSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Yellow fruit with a white-translucent pulp having an aromatic, acidic flavor. Related to the mangosteen, the madrono remains a relatively unknown, but attractive fruit. Eaten fresh, but can also be made in to jams and jellies. A small tree, usually only to 5-15ft, but taller in its native range. The madrono is much hardier than its famous relative the mangosteen, and can survive short periods of frost. Trees are very salt tolerant. Madronos are slow growers and can be maintained for container culture.

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