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Garcinia mangostana, Mangosteen

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 Garcinia mangostana
Family: Clusiaceae / Guttiferae
Mangosteen
Origin: Malay Peninsula
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.EdibleUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

Cultivated in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. This delicious fruit has a thick, dark-red skin, inside which are creamy white segments with a sweet, slightly tart flavor. Purported by many who have had the luxury of tasting it as being the best tasting fruit in the world. While possibly a bit extreme, the mangosteen is instantly liked by many who eat it. The medical problems this product apparently solves are remarkable. Diabetes, high blood pressure, acid reflux, anti-inflammatory agent, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, antidepressant, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antioxidant and even some forms of cancer cell growth inhibition are just to name a few. The tree is an attractive columnar or pyramidal slow growing evergreen, which attain a height of 30 to 40 feet. It has a strong central trunk with evenly spaced side branches, which become pendent at the tips as the tree ages. The leathery leaves are opposite, short stalked, and elliptic oblong with acuminate tips. The upper surface is bright shining green. The under surface is a dull green. All parts of the plant are without pubescence. Trees are highly sensitive to soil and alkalinity. Trees often do poorly in Florida not because of climate but because of salt spray, sandy soil, and high salt in the soil. Prefers humid conditions with over 100" of rain per year. Mangosteens can be planted near streams, ponds, or other bodies of water where portions of their root systems remain moist year-round. Heavy mulching is recommended in drier areas to retain soil moisture. Flowering and fruiting usually occurs in summer or after periods of heavy rainfall. Mature trees may bear anywhere from 100 to 3000 fruits. Seeds have extremely short viability, only 1 to 5 days, and must be planted immediately upon removal from the fruit. Germination takes place in 2 to 3 weeks. Seedlings soon develop a long tap root which is vital to the survival of the tree so great care should be taken when transplanting. Other forms of propagation are usually unsuccessful. Fruiting takes from 6 to 12 years from seed.


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Yvonne vu
Jacksonville nc 28546
USDA Zone:Nc
25 Apr 2016
I want bye mangosteen plants
Kira
Portland Oregon 97009
9 May 2015
Hi my name is Kira I would really some edible tropical plant
My ? Is can I grow them here in Oregon indoor or in a green house
Thanks kira
Can you also please send me a catalog of your tropical plants
9590 se Telford rd boring Oregon 97009
Kira
Portland Oregon 97009
9 May 2015
Hi my name is Kira I would really some edible tropical plant
My ? Is can I grow them here in Oregon indoor or in a green house
Thanks kira
Steve
33413
19 Jun 2013
I think it takes about 10 years for it to bear fruits... but again, this is grafted; it might be faster???
everilda biluan
KAPOLEI
28 Mar 2013
How many year's if I would like to plant Mangoosteen to bare fruits?
Thank you, Eve
Kristy
Pennsylvania, US
USDA Zone:7a
23 Mar 2013
Anyone ever have luck growing mangisteen in a container indoors?
Helen Smith
LONDON
7 Feb 2013
I found this uses for bitter Kola and you will be amazed with what I found out...You will like me for this:

http://garciniakola.weebly.com
Frank Potucek
naples,fl,34117
USDA Zone:10
15 Jun 2008
Was just in Thailand, this maybe the best tasting fruit on earth.
Josie
Martinez, CA USA
USDA Zone:9
12 Nov 2007
I am originally from Mindanao, Philippines. My father have several of these trees in his farm. I just love this fruit. The taste is excellent. Once you have tasted this fruit you will be asking for more. It's very sweet with a little hint of tang. It makes my mouth water just thinking about the fruit. Also, the locals believe that the skin has medicinal value (for upset stomach). My father used to boil the dried mangoosteen skin, let it cool a little bit and drink it. Just like a tea.
Rick
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
USDA Zone:11
23 May 2007
These fruits are SO tasty! My wife's family lives in Mindanao, Philippines, and during my first visit there, her now-late father gave me some of these fruits to eat, and, my gosh, these are SO delicious! If you can get these to grow in your yard, do it! It will take a while to get the tree to bare the fruit, but you will not be disappointed!
bobby tee
Petaling Jaya, Selangor,Malaysia
14 Jan 2004
I have pictures of this fruit and other tropical fruits would you be interested to add ot your list?


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